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J-22 Orao Reconnaissance and Ground Attack Aircraft

J-22 Orao Ground Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft
The Soko J-22 Orao (Eagle) is a ground attack and tactical reconnaissance aircraft with secondary low level interception role. The Orao was developed in the 1970s as a joint Yugoslav-Romanian project. This aircraft was created as a single-seat attack version or as a twin-seat combat trainer. Aircraft were designed by Soko in Yugoslavia and Avioane Craviola in Romania.

The J-22 contains with conventional high wing monoplane style and is fitted with swept flying surfaces. It can operate on unprepared airstrips, semi-prepared airfields and dirt runways. The aircraft was designed to hold out close air support, ground attack and tactical reconnaissance missions with restricted air-defence capability.

The J-22 is powered by two Rolls-Royce Viper 633-47 turbojet engines rated at 17.79kN of dry thrust each. The thrust with afterburner of the engine is 22.24kN each. The engine was designed and developed by Armstrong Siddeley and Rolls-Royce. it's equipped with a seven stage axial compressor, annular combustors and a single-stage turbine.