Soko J-20 Kraguj

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  1. Milos Sijacki

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    The SOKO J-20 (P-2) Kraguj (Sparrowhawk) is a Yugoslavian single-seat light ground-attack and training aircraft, first flown in 1964.

    Design:
    It is of classic semi-monocoque, fully metal structure with a rectangular wing. The pilot is accommodated in a closed, heated and ventilated cockpit with adjustable seats. The cockpit canopy slides backwards to open. The landing gear is non-retractable with a tail wheel. Rubber dampers provide shock absorption, and hydraulic brakes are used for wheel braking.

    The power plant comprises one 245 kW Textron Lycoming GSO-480-B1J6 piston engine and Hartzell HC-B3Z20-1/10151C-5 three-blade metal variable pitch propeller. The engine cooling airflow is intensified by means of two specially designed ejectors. 164 kg of fuel contained in two rubber tanks enables a flight range of 623 km for the fully armed configuration of the aircraft. 27 V DC electric power is supplied from a 1,5 kW generator and a storage battery. De-fogging and de-icing of the windshield is done by blowing of hot air and by fuel injection.

    Operation:
    The aircraft is specially designed for low-altitude missions against day and night visible ground targets in a broad area. It is readily available to be loaded with weapons and supplied through a flexible system of auxiliary airfields that require no special preparations, especially in mountainous regions. It can take-off from short unprepared runways, even ones covered in deep snow when fitted with skis. It is also called a "Partisan aircraft".

    The Kraguj P-2 is intended for close ground force support, and can be used for training of pilots in visual day/night flights, aiming, missile firing and bombing of ground targets.

    Armament:
    Permanent armament comprises two wing-mounted 7.7 mm Colt Browning Mk-II machine guns with 650 rounds each and a collimator sight in the cockpit. For combat missions there is a capacity for an external load of up to 2100 kg of bombs and two 57 mm and two 128 mm (HVAR-5) air-to-ground rocket launchers. Adapters on the underwing pylons can be used to switch the armament configuration from free-fall bombs to multi-tube launchers with twelve 57 mm air-to-ground rockets. Cluster or cargo bombs, or 128 mm air-to-ground rockets can be fitted.
     

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    Very cool!
     
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    Is that covered under the second amendment? I want one.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Thanks. For more images try WIKIPEDIA where I found all this info in the first place.
     
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    The canopy looks like it was inspired by the mustang's.

    Very cool!
     
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    Here are some materials in PDF format on Kraguj aircraft development and characteristics (written in English). Recommended.
     

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    Hi
    Thanks for the PDF

    does anyone know where I can get som eparts for a Kraguj ?

    BR


    Jacques
     
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