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UTVA-60 * Retired *
One ex-JRV UTVA-60 captured in 1991. Actually an UTVA-60H converted to a landplane with the floats removed. Not mentioned in Insignia Special.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
50503     1991 YU-DBD (not BAD), preserved Zemunik Aug 2003

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


UTVA-66 * Current *
Two UTVA-66 ex-JRV aircraft captured at Ubdina Airfield in Krajina on 5 August 1995. Two others captured from 1991 elsewhere. Used by ? unit for the light transport/liaison role.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
51109     1995 YU-DLG, captured Udbina
51???     1995 captured Udbina
51131 0824   1991 stored Velika Gorica Aug 2004
51139 0832   1991 stored Velika Gorica Aug 2004

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


UTVA-75 9A-DGS primary trainer.
(photo, Igor Skenderovic)
UTVA-75 "007" now with military registration
instead of a civilian one. (photo, Heinz Berger)

UTVA-75 * Current *
Up to twelve ex-JRV UTVA-75 obtained from 1991 onwards, including one captured at Udbina Airfield in Krajina on 5 August 1995. Ten aircraft were impressed from local aero clubs. Used by SZV Split and Cakovec Light Combat Aircraft Squadron during the War of Independence for observation and reconnaissance. At least one used for ground attack missions with M-90 rockets. Later used for the primary training role. Military serials were allocated from February 1998.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
001 (1)     1995 ex-JRV 53255, captured Udbina
001 (2)     1991 noted June 2004
002 (2)   53169 1991 YU-DGB, Rijeka Aeroclub, 169, 9A-DGB Sept 2003 stored Velika Gorica, noted June 2004
003   53179 1991 YU-DGS, Otocac Aeroclub, 179 in 1993, 9A-DGS Sept 2003, noted June 2004
004     1991 noted June 2004
006   53239 1991 YU-DLD, Split Aeroclub, 9A-DLD Sept 2003, noted June 2004
007     1991 noted Aug 2004
008   53206 1991 YU-DIH, Cakovec Aeroclub, to 9A-DIH Sept 2006, noted Aug 2004
010     1991 noted Aug 2004
011   53215 1991 YU-DJD, Vrsar Aeroclub, 9A-DJD Sept 2003 stored Velika Gorica, noted Aug 2004
9A-DGH   53177 1991 YU-DGH, Split Aeroclub, to 002 1994, noted Sept 2003
9A-DHF   53191 1991 YU-DHF, Slavonski Brod Aeroclub, to 004?, noted Sept 2003
9A-DJI   53224 1991 YU-DJI, Osijek Aeroclub, to 007?, noted Sept 2003
9A-DJL   53227 1991 YU-DJL, Pula Aeroclub, to 005 Mar 1998, noted Sept 2003
53107     1991 YU-DED, Zagreb Aeroclub, to 9A-DED 1992
53108     1991 YU-DEE, to SL-DCA in 1992, Postojna Nov 2004

References:

  • Insignia Air Force Specials 2: Croatia & Bosnia (1997)
  • Air Forces Research No.10
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


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