J-22 Orao close air support aircraft Weapon Systems // Aircraft // Attack


Country of Origin: Romania, Serbia

The J-22 Orao (Eagle) began as a joint production of Yugoslavia and Romania. The program continued as a joint Serbian-Romanian project. One of the few combat aircraft that was in Warsaw Pact service not produced in the Soviet Union, the Orao is a close air support aircraft available in both single-seat and two-seat versions. Although the aircraft was designed from the start to use afterburning engines, difficulties with the afterburner led to production of several dozen without this...

 

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