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HESA Dorna (Lark)

Light Two-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft

HESA Dorna (Lark)

Light Two-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The HESA Dorna became a publically-known indigenous Iranian product in 1999.
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ORIGIN: Iran
YEAR: 2006
MANUFACTURER(S): Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (IAIO) / Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA) - Iran
PRODUCTION: 5
OPERATORS: Iran
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the HESA Dorna (Lark) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
ENGINE: 1 x Turbojet engine (assumed).




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Dorna - Base Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the HESA Dorna (Lark) Light Two-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 8/7/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
Iranian aero-industry has, for decades, been attempting to fulfill local requirements for the Iranian service branches. This has resulted in various initiatives of which some have succeeded and others more or less failed. The HESA Dorna ("Crane") is one aircraft whose verdict is still out - only a handful have been produced since introduction was seen in 2006. It was unveiled for public consumption back in 1999.

The Dorna was developed along the lines of a two-seat, jet-powered advanced trainer for the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF). It has been given a rather conventional form including split air intakes (along the fuselage sides), a swept-back wing mainplane, and tandem-seat cockpit overlooking the sloped nosecone. A single vertical fin is seated at the tail and horizontal planes are seen near its base. The undercarriage is retractable and consists of three single-wheeled legs.




MEDIA







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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue