Zlin Z-37TM Turbo Military - Kunovice, Czech Republic
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N 49° 02.107 E 017° 27.467
33U E 679634 N 5434270
Quick Description: Zlin Z-37TM Turbo Military in Kunovice Aviation Museum
Location: Zlínský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/20/2019 10:16:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM1089G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
Kunovice Aviation Museum was founded in 1970 by members of the Moravian Aeroclub, Alois Hrácek and Jirí Marek. Initially it was built as a museum or cooperative aircraft produced in a factory in Kunovice (visit link) .

The air museum at Kunovice focuses its exhibition primarily on aircraft built by the Let company (visit link) , which has its headquarters at the Kunovice airport (visit link) . Let was originally established as a branch of the Prague based Avia company in 1936 assigned to do maintenance on Avia built aircraft. Let came into its own as a manufacturer in the 1950s initially by producing designs of other companies.
The museum’s collection also includes a selection of former Czechoslovak air force aircraft including MiG-15, MiG-19 and MiG-21 fighter jets as well as Sukhoi Su-7 attack aircraft, a Mil Mi-4 helicopter and two variants of the Avia Av-14 transport, the Av-14 being the Czech license built version of the Illyushin Il-14.

The Zlin Z-37 Cmelák (Czech: "Bumblebee"), also known as LET Z-37 Cmelák is an agricultural aircraft which was manufactured in Czechoslovakia. It is powered by a Soviet-built Ivchenko reciprocating engine. The aircraft is used mainly as a cropduster.

Zlin Z-37TM Turbo Military - OK-078
Date of Production: 1985
Construction Number: 006
Serial Number / Registration Code: OK-078
Operator: Slov Air, Reas Brno and Air Special Ústí nad Orlicí
Date of Decommissioning: 2005
More information: (visit link) (visit link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Zlin Z-37TM

Tail Number: (S/N): OK-078

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Kunovice Aviation Museum

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:

Other Information:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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