Let L-200 Morava - Bihunovice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 40.064 E 017° 18.231
33U E 666238 N 5504237
Quick Description: The Let L-200 Morava is a two-engine touring and light passenger aircraft of the 1960s, designed and produced by Let Kunovice in the Czech Republic.
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/25/2015 9:33:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMPVHZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
The Let L-200 Morava light twin-engine transport was preceded in production at the Let factory by the license-built Aero Ae 45. In 1955 the newly created design team led by Ladislav Smrcek of the Czechoslovak State Aircraft Factory decided to proceed with a proprietary design for a more modern twin with seating capacity of five and powered by a pair of then new 210 hp Avia M 337 engines, but as they were not yet available, the prototype made do with the less powerful Walter Minor 6-III engines of 160 hp each. While maintaining similar characteristics of western twin engine aircraft of the time, updated features of the Morava included twin tails, standard thermal wing deicing equipment and inverted inline engines.

During the Cold War Era, not many light aircraft were exported from behind the Iron Curtain. 144 L-200A were exported to 15 countries. They were used in Australia, Argentina, Cuba, Hungary, West Germany, Great Britain, Egypt, India, Italy, Poland, South Africa, USSR and Yugoslavia. L-200D were exported to Bulgaria, Cuba, Egypt, France, Hungary, GDR, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, USSR and Yugoslavia.

Source and more information: (visit link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Let L-200 Morava

Tail Number: (S/N): repainted advertising

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): beside motorest and Bohuňovice - LKBO - small local airport

inside / outside: outside

Other Information::
plane serves as an advertising eye-catcher of banking services (CSOB Leasing)


Access restrictions: Not listed

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