CNIAR IAR-99 Soim
Making its first flight in December 1985, the IAR-99 Soim (Falcon) is designed as a basic jet trainer/light ground attack aircraft, the Soim has lateral intakes for the single 4,000 lb st (17,8 kN) R-R Viper Mk 632-41 turbojet. The wings are unswept, with provision for up to four attachment points, as well as a gun pod on the fuselage centreline. Maximum take-off weight is in the 5,500kg class, with a maximum level speed of 865km/hr (467kt) and a service ceiling of 13,900m (46,000ft).
The first prototype flew on December 21, 1985. The aircraft was in production for the Romanian Air Force to replace the L-29 Delfin in Romanian Air Force service.
IAR 99 Soim
Engine: 1 x Rolls-Royce "Viper" Mk.632-41M, 1820kg
Take-Off Weight: 4400-5560 kg / 9700 - 12258 lb
Empty Weight: 3200 kg / 7055 lb
Wingspan: 9.85 m / 32 ft 4 in
Length: 11.01 m / 36 ft 1 in
Height: 3.90 m / 12 ft 10 in
Wing Area: 18.71 sq.m / 201.39 sq ft
Max. Speed: 865 km/h / 538 mph
Ceiling: 12900 m / 42300 ft
Initial ROC: 2190 m / min.
T/O run: 790 m.
Ldg run: 750 m.
Range: 970-1100 km / 603 - 684 miles
Armament: 1 x 23mm cannon, up to 800kg of weapons