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ZMAJ Fizir FP-1 & FP-2

Between 1936 and 1941, a total of 66 aircraft of the specified type were produced and served in the Yugoslav Royal Air Force.

These aircraft were mainly used to train military pilots.

The first batch of 20 aircraft was delivered to the YRAF in early 1936 and quickly integrated into the first and second Pilot Schools.

An additional 45 aircraft were delivered between 1938 and 1940.

While all three series of aircraft were identically equipped, the third series of five aircraft was specially modified for instrument flying.

These aircraft were equipped with a new pilot’s panel and Zemun Teleoptik, akin to the Rogožarski PVT.

The fifth series of the Zmaj Fizir FP-2, comprising 15 planes ordered in 1940, was incomplete at the start of the April war.

In early 1943, the Germans allowed the completion of the fifth series of Zmaj Fizir FP-2 aircraft for the Croatian Air Force.

By Liberation Day in Zemun on October 22, 1944, only eight had been delivered.

The remaining seven were finished and transferred to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force for the Yugoslav Army’s use.

In total, 81 Zmaj Fizir FP-2 aircraft were produced.

The Italians seized thirteen Zmaj Fizir FP-2 planes, using them with the Rogožarski PVT from May 1941 to June 1943 against insurgents in Montenegro and Albania.

During World War II, the Germans captured seven Zmaj Fizir FP-2 aircraft at Butmir Airport and handed them over to their allies, the Croats of the NDH, who used them throughout the conflict starting in 1941.

After the war, all remaining aircraft of this model were integrated into the Yugoslav Army Air Force and remained in service until 1947.





7.90 m (25 ft 11 in)


10.80 m (35 ft 5 in)


2.90 m (9 ft 6 in)

Wing area

28.80 m2 (310.0 sq ft)

Empty weight

740 kg (1,631 lb)

Gross weight

1,450 kg (3,197 lb)


1 × Gnome-Rhône 7K,

7-cylinder radial,

313 kW (420 hp)




Maximum speed

238 km/h (148 mph, 129 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed

200 km/h (120 mph, 110 kn)


580 km (360 mi, 310 nmi)

Service ceiling

6,800 m (22,300 ft).

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Short History of Aviation in Serbia-Čedomir Janić & Ognjan Petrović.
Yugoslav Fighter Colours, 1918-1941, Vol 1-Ognjan Petrovic & Djordie Nikolic.
Yugoslav Fighter Colours, 1918-1941, Vol 2-Ognjan Petrovic & Djordie Nikolic.
Serbian Aviation, 1912 – 1918 – Srpska Avijatika.



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