The TS-11 Iskra

The RenegadeAV8R flies the Polish, TS-11 ISKRA. This historic aircraft has been specially modified for air show demonstrations.

The ISKRA (Polish for "Spark") was designed in 1957 as a two-seat primary and advanced jet trainer. The first flight of the prototype was on 5 February 1960, and initial deliveries began in March 1963. Full operational capability with the Polish Air Force began in 1964, and over 500 were built, with 50 of the"Bis D" version going to India. A"Bis DF" photo-reconnaissance trainer was also produced.

The ISKRA is one of the rare aircraft successful enough to see over 50 years of active military service, including combat.

The ISKRA was often used as a fighter/bomber trainer thanks to its under wing weapons hard-points, on which could be mounted rocket pods, bombs, and/or guns.

The ISKRA is a nimble air show performer. Capable of speeds well over 400 mph and under of 100 mph, the aircraft is capable of giving the air show audience an real up close and personal air show experience.

Specifications (TS-11 Iskra Bis DF):
    Engine: One 2,425-lb thrust IL SO-3W turbojet
    Weight: Empty 5,644 lbs., Max Takeoff 8,466 lbs.
    Wing Span: 33ft. 0in.
    Length: 36ft. 7in.
    Height: 11ft. 5.75in.
    Performance:
        Maximum Speed at 16,500 ft: 478 mph
        Ceiling: 36,100 ft.
        Range: 783 miles
    Armament (original configuration):
        One 23mm cannon in nose
        Four underwing attachments for various weapons