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> IAR, 1925 - 1985 medal, Aircraft type?
Tyke
Posted: May 01, 2009 11:02 pm
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I recently added this medal, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the IAR factory at Brasov, to my collection.

(IMG:http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/7893/iar192595.jpg)

The medal is 57 mm in diameter, with a design on one side only, bright gilt in colour and with a milled edge. It is complete with its fitted case - grey cloth covered and lined on the inside with cream coloured silk.

I have looked in Axworthy's "Third Axis Fourth Ally" and the plane depicted on the medal seems to be an IAR 80, or 81, of some sort.

Can a member of the forum with aviation expertise identify the model of IAR for me please?

Also - what does the number 108 on the tail of the plane denote please?

Alan in Bradford

Title should read 1925 - 1995 (I must take more care with my typing).

This post has been edited by Tyke on May 01, 2009 11:13 pm
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Radub
Posted: May 02, 2009 07:54 am
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The aircraft is indeed a IAR80A. The 108 on the tail is the serial number, respectively it is the 108th airframe manufactured.
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CipTus
Posted: July 19, 2009 04:40 pm
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A Striking and Beautiful Medal Indeed that you have here Ron. Thank You for posting this.
Sharp case also.
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