Ikarus MM-2

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Ikarus MM-2
Role Trainer (aircraft)
National origin Yugoslavia
Manufacturer Fabrika aero i hidroplana Ikarus A.D. Zemun - Belgrade
Designer Dragutin Milošević and Djordje Manojlović
First flight 1941
Introduction prototype
Retired 1942
Status inactive
Primary user Yugoslav Royal Air Force
Number built 1

The Ikarus MM-2 (Serbian Cyrillic:Икарус MM-2) was a 1940 prototype single engine low-wing monoplane training aircraft featuring mixed (wood and metal) construction and retractable undercarriage produced at the Yugoslavian Ikarus factory.


Design and development [edit]

Recognizing the problem of fighter pilot training the second half of the 1930s, when it appeared a new generation of low-wing fighters (Hawker Hurricane, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Spitfire and Rogožarski IK-3) a fighter pilot training in the Yugoslav Royal Air Force was done on veteran fighter (Spad, Devoatin, Gurdu, Avia), for the simple reason that there was adequate for the school aircraft purpose, Eng. Dragutin Milošević Air Force captain and fighter pilot, 1936 the school began a study of aircraft for pilot training exercise. His project under the designation M-1 declined to Headquarters Air Force because of the use of imported components (Reno was scheduled engine). During 1937 launched the redesign of the aircraft engine IAM local K-7 (license Gnôme-Rhône 7K) under the designation M-2, which was completed in mid-1939. That same year, testing was completed in the Eiffel wind tunnel model, which confirmed all budgets. At the time he joined the project engineer major Djordje Manojlović who succeeded his connections to quickly accept the project. The project received MM-2 designation by the initials Milošević - Manojlović. Prototype is entrusted to the Ikarus who at that time working on three new projects (aircraft: Orkan, Aero-2 and B-5). [1]

Operational history [edit]

Work on developing the prototype was completed November 1940. The factory prototype testing began January 1941 and completed in March of that year. Flight tests conducted pre-test pilot Vasilije Stojanovic as the aircraft showed excellent properties, the Air Force Command has bought the prototype test pilot, which is 4 April 1941 flew in from Zemun in Kraljevo togedet with experiment group Yugoslav Royal Air Force. Envisaged the development of 50 copies of these aircraft but the beginning of the war thwarted these plans. Since the war began two days, the aircraft was captured intact the German army plane and September gave its allies in the Croatian army, which flew under the number 6301 to the courier business.[2] It was destroyed during the fall when landing at the airport Rajlovac 13 May 1942 year. Aircraft was not renewed because the damage was a fall of 90%. Model aircraft and documentation is kept in the Yugoslav Museum of Aviation at the airport in Belgrade. After World War II the plane had no prospects because of their features was in the area you have filled the school yet aircraft.[clarification needed]

Operators [edit]


Specifications [edit]

Data from :Боснић, Петар (март 1999.). Архив. "Авион МИМА-2 (II) Драгуљ предратне југословенске ваздухопловне индустрије" (in (Serbian)). Аеромагазин (-{YU}--Београд: ББ Софт) 8: стр. 38 - 41. ISSN: 1450-6068.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.20 m (23 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.30 m (30 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.89 m (9 ft 6 in) spread, 1,360 m2 (14,600 sq ft) swept
  • Empty weight: 894 kg (1,971 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,330 kg (2,932 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 160
  • Powerplant: 1 × IAM, K-7(7-cylinder radial engine), 310 kW (420 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed


  • Maximum speed: 400 km/h (249 mph; 216 kn) 400 at sea level
  • Cruising speed: 304 km/h (189 mph; 164 kn)
  • Minimum control speed: 98 km/h (61 mph; 53 kn)
  • Range: 764 km (475 mi; 413 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,250 m (30,348 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 12.3 m/s (2,420 ft/min)

See also [edit]

Notes [edit]

  1. ^ Боснић, Петар (фебруар 1999.). Фељтон. "Авион МИМА-2 Драгуљ предратне југословенске ваздухопловне индустрије" (in (Serbian)). Аеромагазин (-{YU}--Београд: ББ Софт) 7: стр. 41 - 43. ISSN: 1450-6068.
  2. ^ Микић, Војислав (2000) (in (Serbian)). Зракопловство НДХ 1941 - 1945. -{YU}--Београд: ВИИВЈ и Таргет.

References [edit]

  • Janić, Čedomir; O. Petrović (2011). Short History of Aviation in Serbia. Beograd: Aerokomunikacije. ISBN 978-86-913973-2-6. 
  • Жутић. Н. и Бошковић. Л., Икарус - Икарбус: 1923 - 1998, Икарбус, Београд, 1999.
  • О. Петровић., Војни аероплани Краљевине СХС/Југославије (Део II: 1931–1941.), Лет 3/2004. Београд, 2004.
  • Д. Лучић: Основи практичне аеродинамике са описима аероплана, Библиотека „Ваздухопловног Гласника“, Нови Сад, 1936
  • В. Илић; Школе војног ваздухопловства краљевине СХС/Југославије, Лет 3/2004. Београд, 2004.
  • Микић, Војислав (2000). Зракопловство НДХ 1941 - 1945 (in (Serbian)). -{YU}--Београд: ВИИВЈ и Таргет. 
  • Боснић, Петар (фебруар 1999.). Фељтон. "Авион МИМА-2 Драгуљ предратне југословенске ваздухопловне индустрије". Аеромагазин (in (Serbian)) (-{YU}--Београд: ББ Софт) 7: стр. 41–43. ISSN: 1450-6068. 
  • Боснић, Петар (март 1999.). Архив. "Авион МИМА-2 (II) Драгуљ предратне југословенске ваздухопловне индустрије". Аеромагазин (in (Serbian)) (-{YU}--Београд: ББ Софт) 8: стр. 38–41. ISSN: 1450-6068. 
  • Јанић, Чедомир; Петровић, Огњан; (2010.). Век авијације у Србији 1910-2010, 225 значајних летелица (in (Serbian)). Београд: Аерокомуникације. ISBN 978-86-913973-0-2. 

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