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The Aero L-29 Delfin was developed as a military trainer aircraft by the Czechoslovak company Aero Vodochody. The L-29 prototype first flew August 1959 (equipped with a British Viper engine) and it was the first jet aircraft for the company.

The design was straight forward with an unswept wing, with two root intakes and a later a local manufactured M701 jet engine. Its maximum speed was about 650 km/hr and the L-29 could operate also from simple grass runways and could carry gunpods.

The L-29 would become a primary important jet trainer for all Warsaw Pact countries with production starting in 1963. It was also used in large numbers by the Soviet Union and got the NATO reporting name "Maya". The L-29A was a single seater known as Acrobat and also a few armed versions were developed including a photo recon version L-29R from 1965. 

The L-29 was used by  dozens of air forces with over 3,600 aircraft manufactured. Some were used in local conflicts.


                                                                             
From various sources like Flight manuals and maintenance manuals, some photo's are shown that are useful when modelling details of the L-29
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DRAWINGs AND DIMENSIONs:


drawing...
.... right aft....
drawing

 front drawing
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overview
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 LIGHTs:

side
overview
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ANTENNAs:

main

details
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SEATs:

seats
seats
seats
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INSTRUMENT PANELs:
panel 1
panels
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panel4
 
details
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CONTROLs:

details
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LANDING GEARs
gear nose bay
bays
hydarulics
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ENGINE M701 :

engine
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References:
- L-29, Mark 1 ltd. publishers with 4+ publications, 2010 (also has decals with this booklet)
mark 1 book l-29

- L-29 , Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine of Sept 1989
- Flugzeuge der DDR, Motorbuch Verlag, pages 78-87

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