SOKO - Novi Avion
Presenting a cutting edge project, who's story was cut short by the collapse of Yugoslavia
It is called "Novi Avion", which translates to "New Aircraft". It was meant to be a domestic replacement for the soviet built MiG-29.
Sadly, no prototypes were built, only scale replicas of the different models, this one is the second one of the three configurations.
It was meant to be a high performance interceptor and a very agile opponent.
It's proposed power plant was the french built Snecma M88-3, putting out up to 93kN, giving this plane a t/w of 1.03 on a standard configuration.
Due to its low weight and a high t/w ratio, It's approximate rate of climb would have been 280m/s clean.
it's top speed would have been slightly lower than that of the MiG-29, but only by about 200kph at altitude.
The Armament was primarily of French origin.
The proposed loadout was:
2x R.550 Magic SRAAM
2x R.530 Super AAM
4x Matra Durandal High Drag Bomb
(with the possibility of 2x MBDA MICA SRAAM)
Wing mounted drop tanks were also a possibility.
I could only speculate its flight performance, but some things were clear
-it is high AoA capable as it's configuration closely resembles the Rafale (30°)
-the maximum turn rate should be similar to other single engine fighters (25°/s)
Controls and Notes:
-Ag6 - jettison
-Regular flight controls
-Braking prohibits the fight controls from deflecting fully, as the plane has not dedicated air brake surface, but rather uses its canards and a differencial in elevons.
That should be it, I hope you enjoy!
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 28.1ft (8.6m)
- Length 46.0ft (14.0m)
- Height 13.6ft (4.1m)
- Empty Weight 17,936lbs (8,135kg)
- Loaded Weight 23,497lbs (10,658kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 1.578
- Wing Loading 77.8lbs/ft2 (380.0kg/m2)
- Wing Area 301.9ft2 (28.0m2)
- Drag Points 1658
- Number of Parts 690
- Control Surfaces 0