Aero L-29 - Sudice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 01.859 E 018° 04.096
34U E 290042 N 5546194
Quick Description: Aero L-29 Delfín in Sudice village
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/26/2018 4:40:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMYBMG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
The Aero L-29 Delfín (English: Dolphin, NATO reporting name: Maya) is a military jet trainer developed and manufactured by Czechoslovakian aviation manufacturer Aero Vodochody. It holds the distinction of being the nations' first locally designed and constructed jet aircraft,

The L-29 was selected to become the standard trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations, for which it was delivered from the 1960s onwards. During the early 1970s, the type was succeeded in the principal trainer role by another Aero-built aircraft, the L-39 Albatros, heavily contributing to a decline in demand for the earlier L-29 and the end of its production during 1974.

During the course of the programme, in excess of 3,000 L-29 Delfin trainers were produced. Of these, around 2,000 were reported to have been delivered to Russia, where it was used as the standard trainer for the Soviet Air Force. Of the others, which included both armed and unarmed models, many aircraft were delivered to the various COMECON countries while others were exported to various overseas nations, including Egypt, Syria, Indonesia, Nigeria and Uganda. Reportedly, the L-29 has been used in active combat during several instances, perhaps the most high-profile being the use of Nigerian aircraft during the Nigerian Civil War of the late 1960s and of Egyptian L-29s against Israeli tanks during the brief Yom Kippur War of 1973.

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This L-29 Delfin with serial 0009 (c/n 190009) belongs to first batch of 10 aircraft built in 1961. It is on poles next to the self-service shop in a small village Sudice north east from Opava city very close to polish border.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Aero L-29 Delfín

Tail Number: (S/N): 190009

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): in centre of Sudice village

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

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