KP 1/72 Aero L-29 Delfin
This is my KP 1/72 Aero L-29 Delphin, finished as an Uganda Air Force bird!
The Aero L-29 Delfín is a military jet trainer developed and manufactured by Czechoslovakian aviation manufacturer Aero Vodochody. It was the country's first locally designed and constructed jet aircraft, as well as likely being the biggest aircraft industrial programme to take place in any of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON) countries except the Soviet Union.
The L-29 was selected to become the standard jet trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations, for which it was delivered from the 1960s onwards.
Of the 3665 produced, around 2,000 were reported to have been delivered to the Soviet Union, where it was used as the standard trainer for the Soviet Air Force.
The Uganda Army Air Force (UAAF) was established in 1964. They possessed a number of L-29 Delfins (5 to 12, with sources varying), that were put into use during the air campaign of Uganda–Tanzania War of 1978–79.
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