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Aero Vodochody


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Model Military Number Name
1959 L-29   Delfin
1968 L-39   Albatros
Aero Vodochody produces the L159 light fighter, several jet trainers and the Ae270 Ibis utility aircraft.  The company also upgrades existing aircraft and produces aircraft subassemblies.


1919: Aero Tovarna Letadel is established outside of Prague to build Phoenix fighters under license.

1938: Aero taken over by the German aviation industry.

1948: Czech industry is nationalized.

1953: Aircraft factory established at Vodochody and named Aero Vodochody Narodni Podnik

1990: Joint stock company replaces state-owned industry.


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