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I.A.R. 80/81 Ideas and Inspiration
« on: December 28, 2011, 04:13:07 AM »
Hi folks,

An aircraft I've always liked the look of was the Romanian I.A.R. 80/81 series.  It always looked like it had so much potential if only it had a better engine (at the most it had a 14 cylinder radial giving around 1,025 hp) - so what if it was developed further? 





Maybe a new engine - say a BMW 801 (1,600 hp - 2,000 hp) or even something like a  Jumo 213 (1,725 hp - 2,020 hp)?  Perhaps even something Russian - say a Shvetsov ASh-82FN (1,850 hp)?

Armament was as follows:

IAR-80: 4 to 6 Browning FN 7.92mm Machine Guns, or 4 Browning FN 7.92mm Machine Guns and 2 Browning FN 13.2mm Machine Guns.
IAR-81: 6 Browning FN 7.92mm Machine Guns or 4 Brownings and 2 Mauser {or Ikaria} 20mm Cannons.

This is fairly good, though one could always add some 30mm Mk-108s for anti-bomber work - probably in gondolas like the Me-109s.

Other ideas?

Regards,

Greg

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Re: I.A.R. 80/81 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 04:13:49 AM »
Playing with that engine:



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Greg
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Re: I.A.R. 80/81 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 04:24:18 AM »
I always find it interesting when your whiff ideas are validated (or at least partially validated) by the real world:






Images sourced from Justo Miranda and lancer21 over on Secretprojects.

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Greg
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Re: I.A.R. 80/81 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 10:40:07 PM »
Fixed gear with spats
Cloth wing
Two blade prop
Open cockpit with a faired in headrest.
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Re: I.A.R. 80/81 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 06:57:46 AM »
 :smiley:
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