Lithuanian Air Force (Pre-WW2)

of the Lithuanian Air Force
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Karo Aviacijos
English Title:
Lithuanian Air Force
Abbreviation:
KA
First Established:
1919
ICAO Code:
n/a
Country:
Lithuania
Status:
Disbanded

History

Narrative Summary

Narrative history of the Lithuanian Air Force

Key Dates

KA Chronology

Current Status

Disbanded in 1940 – not applicable.

Future Plans

Not applicable.

Markings

National Insignia

Historical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

There does not appear to be a consistent numbering system for Lithuanian military aircraft before WW2. A range of one, two, three or four-digit serial numbers can be seen, e.g. Fiat CR.20 ’30’ or Martinsyde Buzzard ‘4306’. A letter prefix was even added for some later types, e.g. Gloster Gladiator G-705.

Some of these numbers appear to be carried-over from the aircraft’s previous identity.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Alphabetical Order — Chronological Order

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Vilnius.

Organisational Structure

To be added.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

List of Historical Orders of Battle – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Not applicable.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

In addition to the main base, here are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which were sometimes used by the Air Force.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

More Information

Books

Lithuanian Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.

Lithuanian Air Force 1918-1940, Insignia Air Force Special No.1, Blue Rider 1999

Magazines

Air Enthusiast No.29 & 30

Websites

Antrasis pasaulinis karas

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