Aero L-29 Delfin


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Aero L-29 Delfin

Two-seat basic and advanced trainer designed as a modern replacement for the piston-engined trainers formerly in service with the Czech Air Force. First flown on 5 April 1959 while powered by a Bristol Siddeley Viper engine. Production aircraft, powered by one M 701C 500 turbojet engine (8.72kN) as standard, began coming off the production line in April 1963. More than 3,000 Delfins were built by the close of production; more than 2,000 were supplied to the USSR for use as trainers by the Soviet, Bulgarian, German (Democratic Republic), Hungarian and Romanian air forces. The balance were delivered to the Czech Air Force and exported to the air forces of Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Syria and Uganda. The majority of those exported to Africa and the Middle East were of the L-29R light attack version, available with nose cameras and underwing stores.

Provision for a camera gun and gun sight, and either two bombs of up to 100kg, eight air-to-ground rockets or two 7.62mm machine-gun pods under the wings.

Aero L-29 Delfin

 ENGINE1 x M-701C, 8.7kN
  Take-off weight3540 kg7804 lb
  Empty weight2280 kg5027 lb
  Wingspan10.3 m34 ft 10 in
  Length10.8 m35 ft 5 in
  Height3.1 m10 ft 2 in
  Wing area19.8 m2213.13 sq ft
  Max. speed655 km/h407 mph
  Cruise speed575 km/h357 mph
  Ceiling11500 m37750 ft
  Range w/max.fuel900 km559 miles

Stephen A Dyczko, e-mail, 11.05.2017 14:32

P and W 3000 lb thrust engine makes this aircraft a new beast. Take offs are fun again.


William David Rooseboom, e-mail, 09.05.2014 14:34

It is a pity that the Avia aircraft manufacturer didn't put a more powerful engine in the L 29 Delfin two seat jet trainer,and it is a pity that another aircraft manufacturing firm doesn't take up building the L 29 Delfin jet trainer.
It is such a beautiful aircraft


Paul Scott, e-mail, 10.04.2013 00:28

Classic trainer /light attack aircraft from Czechoslavakia.


Kiril, e-mail, 04.04.2010 23:36

I am able to offer L-29s for sale to civil buyers. Contact me for more information.


Kiril, e-mail, 24.09.2009 22:19

I have one L-29 for sale. Contact me for more information.


Juan Manuel Vega, e-mail, 10.11.2007 14:39

What´s the landing and take off run?
Cost per flight hour?
engine TBO?

Thanks in advance.


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