|First Flight||October 31st 1974|
|Variants||Ij-22, INJ-22 NJ-22, J-22 Orao 2|
|Costumers and Operators||Bosnia, Serbia,|
|Powerplant||2x Orao,/Turbomacenia Rolls-Royce Viper Turbojet|
|Maximum Speed||586kt (1,086km/h)|
|Combat Radius||248 nm (460km)|
|Thrust to Weight Ratio||NA|
|Service Ceiling||49,210 ft (15,000m )|
|Maximum Take of Weight||24,427 lb (11,080 kg )|
|Length||43 ft 5in (13.2m )|
|Height||14ft 11in (4.5m )|
|Wing Span||32ft 8in (10.0m )|
|Payload||3,307lb (1,500kg )|
|Armerment||2x 23mm GSH-23L cannons, AGM-65 Mavrick, Kh-23, BL-755, Matra Durandal|
The Soko J-22 was designed for the Yugoslavian Air Force and built in conjunction with the Romanian IAR-93 Vulture. The aircraft functions primarily as a light attack aircraft and is capable of deploying a wide array of air to ground weapons. The J-22 serves in both Bosnia and Serbia’s Air Forces.
Air to Air
The GSH-23 can used against helicopters and slow flying aircraft.
Air to Ground
The J-22 has a robust air to ground capability being able to deploy unguided bombs and guided air to ground missiles. The GSH-23L can also be used to strafe ground targets.