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The I.A.R.15 flew for the first time late in 1933, powered by a 600hp Gnome-Rhone 9Krse nine cylinder radial and carring an armament of two 7.7mm Vickers machine guns. It had a welded steel-tube fuselage covered by duralumin sheet forward and fabric aft, this being mated with a three-piece wing with two duralumin spars, pine and plywood ribs and duralumin sheet skinning for the centre section with fabric covering for the outer panels. A series of five I.A.R.15s was ordered for the Aeronautica Militara, these differing from the prototype primarily in having three-bladed metal propellers in place of the two-bladed wooden unit. The I.A.R.15 established a national altitude record of 11631m in 1936. It was considered inferior to the P.Z.L. P.11 in manoeuvrability, and no further examples were ordered.

Engine: 600hp Gnome-Rhone 9Krse nine cylinder radial
Take-off weight: 1650 kg
Empty weight: 1215 kg / 2679 lb
Wingspan: 11.00 m / 36 ft 1 in
Length: 7.76 m / 25 ft 6 in
Height: 2.70 m / 8 ft 10 in
Wing area: 19.00 sq.m / 204.51 sq ft
Max. speed: 375 km/h / 233 mph
Range: 600 km / 373 miles
Armament: two 7.7mm Vickers machine guns

 

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