Launched 1977, leading to 1980 Polish Ministry of National Defence Iskra-22 requirement for
combat-capable jet trainer. First production order (for nine aircraft, only five of which were completed in I-22 configuration)
announced September 1991; first of these (serial number 103) made first flight 5 May 1992, handed
over to Polish Air Force (with second aircraft 105) 24 October 1992; next three (201, 202 and 203)
delivered February 1994 (203 since lost).
Reappraisal in 1995 indicated that I-22 with PZL-5s was underpowered, and the four survivors
were due to be upgraded to M-96 standard during 1996-97 (K-15 engines, Martin-Baker seats and
improved avionics). Earlier proposal to suspend Iryda development and buy 36 ex-German Alpha Jets
was reversed in December 1995; funding concentrated instead on M-93K improvements and evaluation of M-96. The five survivors were delivered to PZL for conversion.
| MODEL||I-22 "Iryda"|
| ENGINE||2 x PZL-5 SO-3W22, 10.7kN|
| Take-off weight||6900 kg||15212 lb|
| Empty weight||4700 kg||10362 lb|
| Wingspan||9.6 m||32 ft 6 in|
| Length||13.2 m||43 ft 4 in|
| Height||4.3 m||14 ft 1 in|
| Wing area||19.9 m2||214.20 sq ft|
| Max. speed||840 km/h||522 mph|
| Cruise speed||570 km/h||354 mph|
| Ceiling||11000 m||36100 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||4000 km||2486 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||420 km||261 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1 x 23mm cannon, weapons on four external hardpoints|
If i may leave a suggestion to the website, there is one PZL aircraft that wasnt brought up, the Skorpion. It was meant to be a SABA aircraft, but development of this aircraft was terminated in 1994. Even though this happened, it would be nice to see it on this website.
|Harley, wilke=aircraftpurchase.com, 06.02.2011|
Will the engine for the I-22 fit in the TS-11 Iskra Jet? What is the thrust rating of the engine?
|Martin, martin.laske=gmx.de, 04.09.2009|
It looks like an elongated copy of the Alpha-Jet
|pawelsalo, pawelsalo=gmail.com, 17.02.2009|
Yes, the I-22 program was cancelled.
I thought this aircraft was cancelled. Wasn't it?
|Muhd. Nasir Daulay, munada56=yahoo.co.id, 04.12.2007|
I have information that Poland goverment stop Meilec to produce I-22. The question, Does the engine still in production or not and how about the tools production.
|jarek, jaro2009=yahoo.co.uk, 28.01.2007|
1*23mm GSz-23 cannon with 200rounds,up to 2000kg bombs.K-15 has 15kN
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?