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« on: January 30, 2013, 09:36:53 AM »

The IAR 95 Spey was a Romanian project to produce a supersonic fighter jet for the Romanian Air Force. The project was started in the late 1970s and cancelled in 1981. Shortly after, the project was restarted again. The project was cancelled for good in 1988 due to lack of funds before a prototype could be built, although a full-scale mockup was being constructed.
Design and development

The design was a high-wing monoplane with lateral air intakes, a single fin, and a single engine. Designs with two fins and two engines were also considered but it was decided to go with the single engine single fin design. Other designations given to this project are IAR-101 and IAR-S and refer to different design layouts.
Romania considered a joint program with Yugoslavia, but the latter declined because it was designing its own supersonic fighter jet, the Novi Avion.

The following technical data applies to the design that progressed the furthest:
Data from IAR 95 specifications
General characteristics
Crew: One or two
Length: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 9.3 m (30 ft 6 in)
Height: 5.45 m (17 ft 11 in)
Wing area: 27.9 m² (300.3 ft²)
Empty weight: 7,880 kg (17,372 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 15,200 kg (33,510 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Tumansky R-29-300 with afterburner
Dry thrust: 81.4 kN (18,300 lbf)
Thrust with afterburner: 122kN (27,500 lbf)
3200 kg (7,055 lb) of various missiles and bombs


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Re: IAR-95
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 09:59:31 AM »

A nice looking aircraft! It looks to me like a fusion of F-16 fusalage, L-39 Cockpit, and maybe a tail fin by... Dassault? lol

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 01:07:02 PM »

A nice looking aircraft! It looks to me like a fusion of F-16 fusalage, L-39 Cockpit, and maybe a tail fin by... Dassault? lol
looks to me like one of the mockup f-16 designs


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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 07:32:02 AM »

I.A.R.95 was inspired by multiple occidental planes of that time, it was proposed in the late 80's as the first Romanian supersonc jet.
The shape looks like an F-16 and I think that the front part with the air intakes was influenced by the Mig-23.
Anyway preparations were made for the prototype around the 90's I guess but the newly installed corrupt government had other plans..
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