LK – Letectvi + Kosmonautika

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Magazine Data

Availability: News-stand           Issues per Year: 26
ISSN: 0024-1156           Barcode:
First Year: 1965           Last Year: current

Publisher: Aeromedia a.s.
Country: Czech Republic         Language: Czech

Main Genre: general
Exclusively Aviation?: Yes

Status: Current

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Remarks

L+K (Aviation and Cosmonautics) is a fortnightly published magazine in the Czech and Slovak languages (with Czech aviation news in English) with more than eighty years of tradition. It is the oldest aviation periodical in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic as well as in Continental Europe, the second oldest in Europe, and the third oldest in the whole world. It was first published on 21st January, 1921 under the title ‘Letectvi’. After the Communist take-over it was renamed Kridla Vlasti (Wings of Patria), and then adopted it’s current title in 1965.
The L+K publishes a wide scope of articles with themes ranging from air transport to modelling, from sports to military aviation, from rocketry to manned spaceflight. Its is an universal aviation and cosmonautics magazine for the widest audience interested in aviation and space both professionally and as a hobby. Between 1965 and 1990 it appeared as a 40 page magazine on poor quality paper, with two colour pages on better paper. During this period it was highly regarded for its features on East European aircraft, with rare b+w photos and scale drawings. It now appears as a glossy A4 size publication, with 64 pages, with many illustrations including photos, 3-view drawings and colour scheme drawings together with a lot of new original features. Every issue offers coverage of a very wide range of aviation topics including aviation news, introduction new types, airshows and preservation news, book and model kit reviews, articles on historical types and aircrew memories, also unit histories, aircraft markings, interior and close-up photos. Excellent articles on Soviet and Czech aircraft types.

Further information: AEROMEDIA a.s., Baranova 38, 130 00 Praha 3. Tel./fax (+420) 222 718 814. E-mail: aeromedia@aeromedia.cz, website: L+K


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