The NU-200 Sikumbang, the first original design of the Air Force's Experimental Section which commenced flight testing in August 1954. This aircraft is today mounted on a pedestal at the entrance of the Nurtanio factory.
NU-200 Sikumbang. First flown in August 1954, the NU-200 Sikumbang is the second powered aircraft to be built in the Republic of Indonesia. A single-seater, it is intended as a prototype general purpose close-support aircraft probably to be armed with machine guns and bombs or rockets. No announcement has yet been made on production of the type.
Salient features: A low-wing monoplane, the Sikumbang has domed braced canopy, long nose and blunt fuselage tail. The nose has a distinct hump on it and the propeller boss is covered by a pointed spinner. Wings are equi-tapered and square-cut with prominent trailing-edge root fillets. The fin is equi-tapered with slightly rounded top and small dorsal fillet. The fixed undercarriage has cantilever legs which are forward raked. A small fixed tailwheel is also fitted.
NU-200 Sikumbang. Data: Manufacturer: Indonesian Air Force, Technical Staff, Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Experimental Section, Bandung, Java. Power: one de Havilland Gipsy Six of 200 h.p. Accommodation: single-seat. Dimensions: span 34 ft. 9in.; length 26 ft. 9 in.; height 11 ft. All-up weight: 2,400 lb. Performance: maximum speed at sea level 160 m.p.h.; cruising 140 m.p.h.; landing speed 55 m.p.h.; initial rate of climb over 1,000 ft. per min.; service ceiling 16,500 ft.; range 600 miles.