PZL I-22 Iryda
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PZL I-22 Iryda

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.

PZL I-22 Iryda

 MODELI-22 "Iryda"
 ENGINE2 x PZL-5 SO-3W22, 10.7kN
    Take-off weight6900 kg15212 lb
    Empty weight4700 kg10362 lb
    Wingspan9.6 m32 ft 6 in
    Length13.2 m43 ft 4 in
    Height4.3 m14 ft 1 in
    Wing area19.9 m2214.20 sq ft
    Max. speed840 km/h522 mph
    Cruise speed570 km/h354 mph
    Ceiling11000 m36100 ft
    Range w/max.fuel4000 km2486 miles
    Range w/max.payload420 km261 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 23mm cannon, weapons on four external hardpoints

PZL I-22 Iryda

Aero99, 12.02.2011

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, 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, 04.09.2009

It looks like an elongated copy of the Alpha-Jet

pawelsalo, 17.02.2009

Yes, the I-22 program was cancelled.

SukhoiFlanker, 08.05.2008

I thought this aircraft was cancelled. Wasn't it?

Muhd. Nasir Daulay, 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, 28.01.2007

1*23mm GSz-23 cannon with 200rounds,up to 2000kg bombs.K-15 has 15kN

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