TS-11 Iskra

The PZL TS-11 Iskra is a Polish jet trainer used by the air forces of Poland and India.  It is noted as the oldest jet aircraft still in service in Poland.

The TS-11 Iskra has a single jet engine with the exhaust under a boom with tail fin, which gives the aircraft an unusual silhouette.  A total of 424 aircraft were built before production ceased.

From 1969 TS-11s have been used by the Polish aerobatics team.

 

General characteristics

Crew: Two

Length: 11.15 m (36 ft 7 in)

Wingspan: 10.06 m (33 ft 0 in)

Height: 3.50 m (11 ft 5½ in)

Wing area: 17.5 m² (188 ft²)

Empty weight: 2,560 kg (5,644 lb)

Loaded weight: 3,734 kg[5] (8,215 lb)

Max. takeoff weight: 3,840 kg (8,470 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Rolls Royce Viper jet engine

Performance

Never exceed speed: 750 km/h (Mach 0.8, 404 knots, 466 mph)

Maximum speed: 720 km/h (388 knots, 447 mph) at 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

Cruise speed: 600 km/h (324 knots, 373 mph)

Stall speed: 140 km/h (92 knots, 106 mph) (power off, flaps down)

Range: 1,250 km (673 nmi, 776 mi)

Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 14.8 m/s (2,913 ft/min)

Wing loading: 213 kg/m² (43.6 lb/ft²)

Thrust/weight: 0.30