M-12 iris. Specifications. A photo.
M-12 iris. Specifications. A photo.

M-12 iris. Specifications. A photo.


M-12 iris - a light twin-engine multi-purpose aircraft, developed in 1999, the "Phoenix" Experimental Design Bureau.


M-12 iris photo


Russian aircraft plane model M-12 iris become designed in the mid-90-ies of the last century, with the new project was to get a broad functionality, and applied not only in the civil aviation sector, but also in the military, however, in the latter case, the aircraft was unable to produce a military-command of the proper impression, which is why today the plane belongs exclusively to the civil sphere of its use.

The multipurpose aircraft model M-12 Kasatik can be used as a patrol and inspection aircraft, as a private aircraft used to transport people and small (small) cargo, for aerial photography, in the tourism sector of services, etc. Among other things, the aircraft designers also provided for the possibility of using the aircraft for training purposes, for which there is a paired control system, which also proved to be very effective.


Photo M-12 iris


The light aircraft of the model M-12 Kasatik made its first flight in 1999 year, at the same time, thanks largely to the fact that no deviations from the parameters set by the aircraft builders were revealed, and all the required tests were successfully completed, the project was produced serially, however, Due to the small number of orders, its release was very limited. Experts believe that one of the reasons for the low demand could be also the very inflated cost of the aircraft, which, according to the beginning of 2016, fluctuated within 4,5 - 5,5 million rubles, while the functionality of the aircraft still had a number of limitations.


Cabin M-12 iris


On board his aircraft M-12 iris is to transport three people at the same time, the crew consists of one pilot. If necessary, place one of the passengers can be used for transporting small loads of small size, which is very effective, however, since a large commercial attractiveness of the aircraft is not received, this feature is used very rarely.

The multi-purpose light-engine aircraft of the model M-12 Kasatik is equipped with a power plant consisting of two reciprocating engines - depending on the customer's request, such models of engines as Rotax 582 (64 hp), Rotax 912ULS (100 hp) or The same Jabiru 2200 (79 hp). When using a power plant consisting of Jabiru 2200 engines, the aircraft can accelerate at 230 km / h. (The maximum permissible value), while the maximum flight range of this aircraft is 960 kilometers, which is acceptable for the direct operators of the aircraft.


Specifications M-12 iris.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 2 person;
  • aircraft Length: 6,72 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,2 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 485 kg .;
  • Payload: 280 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 855 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 960 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Jabiru 2200;
  • Power: 2 x 79 hp


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