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ICAR Romanian Aircraft Designations

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ICAR Întreprinderea de Constructii Aeronautice Românesti (Romanian Aeronautical Engineering Enterprise), Bucharest, 1932-1951. Below is a rough ICAR production type list.

The ICAR-1 (or ICAR-I) for licence-built Grünau-9 gliders suggests an attempt at a rational designation system by ICAR. Has anyone seen any such unifying system for ICAR aircraft?
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ICAR M23b - licenced BFW M.23b 2-seat light sport monoplane, 11.5m span
- ICAR M23b: 1 x 82hp Siemens Halske Sh.13b 5-cyl radial, 14 built by ICAR

ICAR-Comercial - 1934 Messerschmitt-designed 6-pax high-wing airliner, 1 built
- ICAR-Comercial: aka ICAR 36, IAR 36, Messerschmitt M.36, 15.4m span
- ICAR-Comercial: as designed, 1 x IAR (Gnome & Rhône) 7K 7-cyl radial
- ICAR-Comercial: as built, 380hp AS Serval Mk.I 10-cyl 2-row radial
- ICAR-Comercial: re-engined with 300hp Lorraine-Dietrich Mizar 7-cyl

ICAR-1 - licenced Schneider Grünau-9 training glider, 50 built (last in 1951)
- aka ICAR 1-2 (poss confusion with same German glider built by SET?)

ICAR-Universal - 1934 sport/aerobatic monoplane, ICAR (BFW) M23b deriv., 14 built
- Universal: single-seater (monoloc), 150hp Sh.14a 7-cyl, 12.9m span, 1 built*
-- * NB: this sole Universal (YR-MAI) was later converted into a 2-seat tourer
- Universal Biloc: 2-seater, 130hp IAR 4GI, 11.9m span, 10 built (1935-36)
- Universal Acrobatic: single-seater, 150hp Sh.14a radial, 12.9m span, 3 built

ICAR-Acrobatic - 2-seat biplane fighter trainer, 1 x radial engine,* 8.4m span
- ICAR-Acrobatic: prototype built 1935, 2 more built in 1940 for AAR use
-- * NB: some sources say 225hp AS Lynx MkIV, others 260hp Walter Castor II

[** Can anyone confirm that Acrobatic was a licenced/developed Avia B-122??]

ICAR-Turing - 1937 high-wing monoplane multi-purpose a/c, 1 x 90hp Pobjoy Niagara
- ICAR-Turing: ICAR's last civilian a/c, 10.5m span, 1 built (registered YR-XYZ)

ICAR F-10G - 1938 licenced Fleet 10G trainer, 1 x 130hp IAR 4GI, 90 built*
-- * 1938-39, a second AAR order for 50 additional Fleet biplanes cancelled

ICAR Fi 156 - licenced Fieseler Storch observation aircraft, 94 built
- Fi 156Ca-3: observation a/c, 1 x 240hp Argus AS 10C-3 V-8, 70 built*
- Fi 156D-1: aerial ambulance type, 1 x 270hp Argus AS 10P, 24 built
-- * NB: some sources say that only 69 Fi 156Ca-3 were completed

ICAR Divizionar - [Project] twin-engined army co-operation a/c
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I have the ICAR Divizionar as project...


...but no other info. (Source uknown).
 

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Thank Maveric! I'd completely forgotten about the ICAR Divizionar :-[

Looks a bit like Dragon Rapide meets Potez 63, doesn't it ;D
 

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Maveric said:
I have the ICAR Divizionar as project...


...but no other info. (Source uknown).

The ICAR Divizionar picture you posted (as well as the two attached below) were published in the Romanian AeroMagazin (5 July 2002).
 

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