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Zlin Z 22

The Zlin 22 Junak was a two-seat cabin monoplane that emerged in the 1940s as a derivative of the Zlin 381.

The Junak, while derived from the Zlin 381, featured a distinct side-by-side seating arrangement for two individuals.

This aircraft boasted a low-wing cantilever monoplane design, complemented by a conventional tailwheel landing gear.

Its propulsion was provided by a 75 hp (56 kW) Praga D engine, positioned in the nose, although the initial prototype was equipped with a 57 hp (43 kW) Persy III engine.

Furthermore, a three-seat variation known as the Zlin 22M was developed, and two prototypes of a three/four-seat tourer variant, the Zlin 122, were successfully constructed.
Zlin Z 22
Prototype with a 57 hp (43 kW) Persy III engine.
Zlin Z 22D
Production two-seat variant with a 75 hp (56 kW) Praga D engine.
Zlin Z 22M
Three-seat variant with a 105 hp (78 kW)) Walter Minor 4-III engine.
Zlin Z 122
Three/four seat development with a 105hp (78kW) Zlin Toma 4 engine, two prototypes only
1 passenger
7.25 m (23 ft 9 in)
10.60 m (34 ft 9 in)
1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Wing area
14.65 m2 (157.7 sq ft)
Empty weight
370 kg (816 lb)
Gross weight
650 kg (1,433 lb)
Fuel capacity
72 L (19 US gal; 16 imp gal) normal,
Provision for additional 65 L (17 US gal; 14 imp gal) tank
1 × Praga D air-cooled flat-four engine,
56 kW (75 hp)
Maximum speed
180 km/h (110 mph, 97 kn)
Cruise speed
160 km/h (99 mph, 86 kn)
1,200 km (750 mi, 650 nmi)
Service ceiling
3,800 m (12,500 ft)
Rate of climb
2.3 m/s (460 ft/min)
Zlins, Typenschau No.3- Detlef Billig.

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