SOKO G-4 Super Galeb


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SOKO G-4 Super Galeb

Although designated as the SOKO G4 Super Galeb, this two-seat basic trainer/light strike aircraft, which has been designed by SOKO to replace the G2-A Galeb in basic and advanced training units of the Yugoslav air force, differs considerably in design from its near-namesake. Most conspicuously, it has swept wings and all-swept tail surfaces, the tailplane having pronounced anhedral, and its performance is considerably improved by the introduction of a more powerful version of the Rolls-Royce Viper turbojet. The first of two prototypes was flown on 17 July 1978 and the first of six pre-production aircraft on 17 December 1980. These and the first prototype were designated G-4 PPP, and had fixed tailplanes with inset elevators and no anhedral.

Production examples (and the second prototype) were designated G-4 and featured an all-moving anhedral tailplane and comprehensive avionics improvements. The G-4 first flew in 1983 and has been ordered in large numbers for the Yugoslav air force. They have already been delivered to the Air Academy at Zemunik (now relocated at Udbina) and to advanced flying schools at Pula and Totograd. The academy fleet includes the 'Letece Zvezde' (Flying Stars) formation display team, whose aircraft are painted in a striking red, white and blue colour scheme. Twelve G-4s, in two batches of six, were delivered to Myanmar in 1991 and 1992.

A developed ground-attack trainer, with advanced avionics, an upgraded nav/attack system, and wingtip missile launch rails has been developed under the designation G-4M, but no prototype has flown. A similar single-seat derivative designated G-5 is also under development.

SOKO G-4 Super GalebA three-view drawing (752 x 1302)

 ENGINE1 x Rolls-Royce "Viper" Mk. 632, 1814kg
  Take-off weight6330 kg13955 lb
  Loaded weight3250 kg7165 lb
  Wingspan9.88 m32 ft 5 in
  Length11.86 m39 ft 11 in
  Height4.28 m14 ft 1 in
  Wing area19.5 m2209.90 sq ft
  Max. speed910 km/h565 mph
  Ceiling15000 m49200 ft
  Range w/max payload600 km373 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 23mm cannon, 1200kg of weapons

bill, 21.06.2011 06:30

but not up to par with other contemporary trainers as far as avionics and performance are concerned.


ime, 28.05.2010 09:12

tako je reci mu


Mislav, e-mail, 05.02.2010 14:42

please enter in your data this plane also /wiki /Datoteka:JRV_Soko_Oraos.jpg


Dave DiMarchi, e-mail, 16.08.2008 19:11

I flew the G-4 (contact and formation) in Yugoslavia just before the shooting started. A nice airplane, but not up to par with other contemporary trainers as far as avionics and performance are concerned.


bmilic, e-mail, 19.05.2008 13:04

mi smo to vozili kada samo bili mali. Bane i Steva


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