Ikarus IK-2

Aleksandar M Ognjevic, Branislav J Mirkov

Publication date:
April 2020
Publisher :
Series :
Monographs Special Edition in 3D
Illustration :
96 archive photos, sheets with scale drawings, 140 profiles
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ISBN : 9788366148628

Dimensions : 297 X 211 mm
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Regular Price: £30.99

Special price £22.00


Despite the favored acquisitions abroad by the VVKJ conservatives, in the early 1932 an idea to develop a modern combat airplane was initiated by two young Serbian engineers, Ljubomir D. Ilić and Kosta I. Sivčev, who were at the time employed at the Air Force Command Technical Department. They worked in secret after hours at Ilić's apartment and designed the first entirely Yugoslav made fighter airplane, the IK-L1, which first took off on 22 April 1935. The second prototype, IK-02, construction began ten months later and the airplane took off for the first time on 24 August 1936. The first 12 series airplanes construction followed in 1937 with the last airplane entering service in February 1939. At the time of the German attack, on 6 April 1941, VVKJ could rely on eight IK-2s, which served with distinction during the short and bloody April war.


Nose-to-tail, tip-to-tip, this magnificent monograph details every IK-2 facet: fuselage, engine, canopy, cockpit, wings, control surfaces, landing gear, weapons, and more.

The Ikarus is an interesting and unusual looking design and I have a feeling this one may well prompt a number of modellers into having a go at adding it to their collection. Good looking scale plans and some super detail references to go with them.
Military Model Scene

...includes beautiful renderings of the internal construction, engine and armament as well as full-colour profiles and three-quarter views showing camouflage and markings schemes. It's a delight for modellers given the lack of IK-2 kits.
Airfix Model World