|Length||15.0 cm||5.9 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.3 cm||5.6 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included.
Herpa Wings 82MLCZ7213 – 1/72 Scale Aero L-29 Delfín, 59th Training Regiment, VVS
Modelyletadel/Herpa Wings diecast model 82MLCZ7213 replicates in 1/72 scale the Aero L-29 Delfín “Red 81”, 59th Training Regiment, VVS ( Soviet air force), stationed at Slavgorod Air Base, circa the early 1980s.
Aero L-29 Delfín
The Aero L-29 Delfin is a Czechoslovakian single-engine, tandem-seat monoplane jet trainer. On April 5, 1959, the maiden flight took place, entering service in 1960. Czechoslovakia’s first indigenous jet aircraft, the L-29, became the standard trainer for Warsaw Pact nations. The Aero L-39 Albatros began to replace the L-29 in military service in the early 1970s. The Delfin has become a popular warbird. Production ended in 1974 with 3,665 airframes built. The Delfin saw service with various overseas nations and combat during the Nigerian Civil War (the 1960s) and the Egyptian air force during the Yom Kippur War (1973).
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure; engine air intakes are located in the wing roots. The tandem-seat cockpit houses a student pilot (front) and instructor (rear). The cantilevered unswept wings are mid-mounted matched with a T-tail. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type.
It is powered by a single Motorlet M-701 turbojet engine, giving the aircraft a maximum speed of 655 km/h (407 mph), a range of 894 km (556 mi) and a service ceiling of 11,000 m (36,000 ft).
Armament consists of 7.62mm machine gun pods on hardpoints. Two external underwing hardpoints can carry air-to-ground rockets or two 100 kg (220 lb) bombs.