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.
| ENGINE||1 x M-701C, 8.7kN|
| Take-off weight||3540 kg||7804 lb|
| Empty weight||2280 kg||5027 lb|
| Wingspan||10.3 m||34 ft 10 in|
| Length||10.8 m||35 ft 5 in|
| Height||3.1 m||10 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||19.8 m2||213.13 sq ft|
| Max. speed||655 km/h||407 mph|
| Cruise speed||575 km/h||357 mph|
| Ceiling||11500 m||37750 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||900 km||559 miles|
|Stephen A Dyczko, 11.05.2017|
P and W 3000 lb thrust engine makes this aircraft a new beast. Take offs are fun again.
|William David Rooseboom, 09.05.2014|
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, 10.04.2013|
Classic trainer/light attack aircraft from Czechoslavakia.
I am able to offer L-29s for sale to civil buyers. Contact me for more information.
I have one L-29 for sale. Contact me for more information.
|Juan Manuel Vega, 10.11.2007|
What´s the landing and take off run?
Cost per flight hour?
Thanks in advance.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?