Aero L-29 Delfin
1959
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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


Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x M-701C, 8.7kN
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight3540 kg7804 lb
    Empty weight2280 kg5027 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    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
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed655 km/h407 mph
    Cruise speed575 km/h357 mph
    Ceiling11500 m37750 ft
    Range w/max.fuel900 km559 miles

Comments
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.

Kiril, 04.04.2010

I am able to offer L-29s for sale to civil buyers. Contact me for more information.
E-mail: chochkov@aero-x.eu

Kiril, 24.09.2009

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

Juan Manuel Vega, 10.11.2007

Whatīs the landing and take off run?
Cost per flight hour?
engine TBO?

Thanks in advance.

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