Let L-200 Morava

1957

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Let L-200 Morava

On 8 April 1957 Let flew the prototype of a twin-engined four/five-seat business aircraft designed by Ladislav Smrcek. Designated Let L-200 Morava, the machine was a cantilever low-wing monoplane with permanently-attached wingtip fuel tanks and had a tail unit incorporating twin endplate fins and rudders. Landing gear was of retractable tricycle type, and power for the prototype and L-200 series aircraft was provided by two 119kW Walter Minor 6-III inline engines. The original production model was superseded first by the generally similar L-200A, with more powerful Walter M 337 engines and, subsequently, by the final production version, the L-200D, which was introduced in mid-1962. This differed by in-corporating improved systems, strengthened landing gear, and three-bladed constant-speed propellers. When production ended in 1968 more than 1,000 had been built, many being supplied to Aeroflot for this airline's operations in the Moscow, North and Ukrainian Directorate areas. The type was also built under licence in Yugoslavia.

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Let L-200 MoravaA three-view drawing (750 x 848)

Specification 
 MODELLet L-200D
 CREW1
 PASSENGERS4
 ENGINE2 x Walter M337 piston engines, 157kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight2000 kg4409 lb
  Empty weight1360 kg2998 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan12.3 m40 ft 4 in
  Length8.6 m28 ft 3 in
  Height2.25 m7 ft 5 in
  Wing area17.3 m2186.22 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Cruise speed285 km/h177 mph
  Ceiling6200 m20350 ft
  Range1800 km1118 miles

Comments
Richard Aubrecht, 28.01.2014 22:13

Olaf, it was no real licence manufacturing. At LIBIS factory a Ljubliana, they just put together 5 machines from spare parts.

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Bob Kusterer, e-mail, 02.12.2013 22:52

OOOPS, my mistake. The L-29 and L-39 were manufactured by Aero, not LET and they are listed under Aero. I don't see the BLANIK listed anywhere, though. I have lots of time in BLANIK gliders; I like them a lot.

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Bob Kusterer, e-mail, 01.12.2012 19:10

I see no mention of the L-29 and L-39 jet trainers. There are many L-39s flying in the USA now.

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Bob Kusterer, e-mail, 01.12.2012 19:06

I see no mention of BLANIK gliders. They were manufactured by LET were they not? The BLANIK is probably the best known Czech aircraft in the USA.

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beiguo, 18.06.2011 12:36

Do you have more information about the licence build aircraft in Yugoslavia.

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ryker, 12.04.2011 21:48

FRAKING AWESOME!! I WOULD PAY MILLIONS FOR IT!!1

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Olaf Bichel, e-mail, 23.09.2007 15:58

Do you have more information about the licence build aircraft in Yugoslavia ?

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