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Yugoslavian Rogozarski IK-3 Fighter Plane

  • World War II
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The short lived Rogozarski IK-3 Fighter was a prototype fighter plane used by The Yugoslavian Air Force just prior to World War II. Only 13 were produced (1938), with the aircraft considered comparable to the vaunted German Messerschmitt M109. With The German Invasion of Yugoslavia in 1938, IK-3 Pilots claimed 11 Kills. However, to prevent the fighter from falling into Enemy hands, all finished and serviceable fighters were destroyed. Crewed by a single Pilot, The IK-3 was 26-feet long with a wingspan of 34-feet. It used a single Hispania V-12 Piston Engine capable of 850-HP. The airspeed of IK-3 was over 300-mph with a 30,000-foot operational ceiling. Armament deployed was (1) 20mm Cannon and Twin 7.92mm Wing mounted Machine Guns.

 

While no IK-3 fighters survived, they served as the design for the later Ikarus S-49 Fighter of Yugoslavia, which was a staple of The Air Force from 1949 to 1961.