Current Aircraft Inventory
Czech Air Force

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Aero L-39C/ZA Albatros 21/20 8 0 Training/Attack
Aero L-159A 72 19 0 Attack
Aero L-159T 4 4 0 Training
Airbus A319-115X 2 2 0 VIP Transport
Antonov An-26 7 5 0 Transport
Canadair Challenger 601 1 1 0 VIP Transport
CASA C295 4 4 0 Transport
Embraer KC-390 0 0 2 Transport
LET L-410FG Turbolet 7 2 0 Mapping
Let L-410UVP-T/UVP-E Turbolet 20 6 0 Transport
Mil Mi-2 ‘Hoplite’ 46 2 0 Liaison/Trainer
Mil Mi-17 ‘Hip’ 33 19 0 Assault/Transport
Mil Mi-171Sh ‘Hip’ 16 16 0 Assault/Transport
Mil Mi-24V/DU ‘Hind’ 28/1 7 0 Attack/Trainer
Mil Mi-35 ‘Hind’ 10 10 0 Attack
PZL W-3A Sokol 11 10 0 Transport/SAR
SAAB JAS-39C Gripen 12 12 0 Fighter-Bomber/Recce.
SAAB JAS-39D Gripen 2 2 0 Trainer
Yakovlev Yak-40 5 1 0 VIP Transport
Zlin L-142CAF 8 8 0 Trainer

Zlinek (2) – Contents Listing

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1 1992
F-16 Fighting Falcon (3 3-view col drwgs, 4 pages 1/72 scale drwgs); Sukhoi Su-15TM Flagon (detail sketches, col 4-view drwg, 4 side-view drwgs, 4 pages 1/72 scale drwgs); Lubomir Ulehla – WW2 fighter pilot (P-47D 1/72 scale drwg); Czech Model Show; Czech Mi-8 & Mi-24 sharkmouth markings
2 1992
The T-38/F-5 Family (T-38A & F-4 col 4-view drwgs, 10 pages of scale drwgs); Su-11 Fishpot C (4-view col drwg, 2 pages 1/72 scale drwgs); Mi-17 No.0826, No.1 Mixed Air Transport Regiment (markings drwgs); IPMS Canada 1992; Fw 58 ‘Weihe’
3 1993
The Wooden Miracle: Design and Early Development of the D.H.98 Mosquito (4 pages 1/72 scale drwgs, 1 col 3-view drwg, 5 col profiles); MiG-23BN (3-view col drwg); Su-9 Fishpot B (4-view col drwg, 1/72 scale drwgs); P-63 Kingcobra (3 side view drwgs, 3 col profiles, 5-view drwg)
4 1993
Siebel Si 204(3 pages 1/72 scale drwgs, 3 pages detail drwgs, 10 col profiles); MiG-21 (col 3-view drwg); The Su-17 Family Part 1: Su-71G & Su-17 (2 pages 1/72 scale drwgs, 2 pages col drwgs); Soviet under-wing weapons (1 page 1/48 scale drwgs)
5 1993
MiG-21PF (2 pages 1/72 scale drwgs, 5 side view drwgs, 2 pages 4-view col drwg, 9 col profiles, cockpit drwg); A Guerrilla MiG-21 (MiG-21s in Vietnam); The Story of ‘0441’ (Czech L-39 struck by lightning); Lavochkin La-5 (6 col profiles, 1 page 1/72 scale drwgs)
6 1993
Eyes of Military Aircraft (painting of eyes on aircraft to prevent bird-strikes, 6 col profiles); Avia S-199 (col 5-view drwg, 4 col profiles, 2 pages 1/72 scale drwgs); Sukhoi Su-17M Fitter C (3-view col drwg, 5 pages scale drwgs & sketches); Our Readers Present Their Work (2 col profiles)
7 (2/3)  
Gotha Go 145 (2 pages col drwgs); L-200 Morava (including complete production list, 3 pages scale drwgs, 1 page detail sketches); Su-25UTG: A Naval Trainer (2 pages col drwgs); MiG Hellfighter (Czech MiG-23MF in devil markings, 2-view col drwg)
8 (2/4)  
Lavochkin La-15 Fantail (col 4-view drwg, 1 page scale drwg, 1 page detail sketches); Panavia Tornado IDS (8 col profiles, 3 pages scale drwgs); Tornados in the Gulf; Tatra Trucks since 1898; Tatra T815 – The latest heavy truck line; Airfix: Diversity at the Best Price; Krasvoyenlet Sapozhnyikov (Sopwith Snipe of Russian airman Georgy Sapozhnyikov, 2 col profiles)
9 (III/1)  
Hurricanes Unknown (Hawker Hurricane in Russia & Yugoslavia, 4 pages scale drwgs, 2 3-view col drwgs, 14 col profiles); Sukhoi Su-17M2 and Su-22 (1 3-view col drwg, 3 col profiles, 6 pages 1/72 scale drwgs)
10 (III/2)  
F-104 Starfighter (1 col 4-view drwg, 4 col 3-view drwgs, 3 pages 1/72 scale drwgs); Su-24 Tactical Bomber (1 3-view col drwg, 4 pages 1/72 scale drwgs)
11 (III/3)  
Armoured Vehicle Mk.30/Tatra T-72; Sukhoi Su-17M3 – Su-22M/M3 (7 page scale drwgs, 1 page underwing weapons drwgs, 1 col 3-view drwg, 5 col profiles)
12 (III/4)  
Bf 109G-10: The Most Agile Gustav (2 pages 1/72 scale drwgs, 2 pages sketches, 4-view col drwg, 10 col profiles); Mi-2 Hoplite (2 pages 1/72 scale drwgs, 12 col profiles); Three Stories of One Wing (Czech MiG-21 with one wing camouflage and one wing uncamoflaged); Su-25 Shame of the Air Base Saki (Ukrainian Su-25, 3-view col drwg); Universal Rocket Launcher UB-16 (scale drwgs)
13 (IV/1)  
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB special by Wojtek Matusiak (Spitfire Vs flown by Czech pilots in the RAF, 10 col profiles, 4-view col drwg, 2 pages 1/72 scale drwgs, cutaway drwg, detail sketches)
14 (IV/2) 1998
MiG-29 Fulcrum A,C special by Josef Martinek (76 pages: 8 pages 1/72 scale drwgs, 14 pages col multi-view drwgs)
15-16 (IV/3-4) 1998
Karel Stryk: letecky mechanik, pilot a fotograf by Jaroslav Popelka, Vaclav Kolesa (96 pages, Czech text)

Zlinek (1) – Contents Listing

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1 1/1989
No information
2 2/1989
No information
3 3/1989
No information
4 4/1989
No information
5 1/1990
MiG-21 (1/72 scale drwgs)
6 2/1990
No information
7 3/1990
Mil Mi-17
8 4/1990
No information
9 1/1991
No information
10 2/1991
No information
11 3/1991
Mil Mi-24 Hind by J Spacek (1/72 scale drwgs); MiG-23; Messerschmitt Bf 109E
12 4/1991
No information

Zlinek Junior – Contents Listing

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1 1/1996
No information
2 2/1996
No information
3 3/1996
No information
4 4/1996
Jeste o C-2 (Czech Ar 96); Zis-5 (Soviet truck)
5 5/1996
No information
6 6/1996
Jakovlev UT-2 pro modelare (4 pages 1/58 scale drwgs); Curtiss P-40 v SSSR
7  
No information
8  
No information
9  
Letecko-technicky zkusebni istav Praha (Aircraft tested at Prague 1939-1945); Aero 145 (scale drwg); Z Vasich dopisu (Czech AF crashes from 1945)
10  
No information
11  
No information
12 Unor 2000
No information
13 Duben 2000
Vyskove Spitfire (4-view drwg of Spitfire Mk.VII); Zlin Z-226 (5-view drwg)

Zlinek Junior

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

A Czech text scale plastic modelling magazine. Launched in 1996, this magazine consisted of 16 pages in A4 size, illustrated by black & white photos, line drawings and scale plans. Topics covered included aircraft, vehicles and AFVs. The publisher and editor was Jaromir Stepan. The last issue appeared in 2000.

[*] Contents Listing, No.1 – No.13

Zlinek (2)

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

Scale plastic modelling magazine. The new glossy version of ‘Zlinek’ was first published in 1992 with a 32-page special issue to raise money for serial publication. This exercise was successful and quarterly publication followed. The magazine normally consisted of 30-32 pages in A4 size, with a professional layout, illustrated by many colour and black & white photos, colour multi-view drawings, line drawings and detailed 1/72 scale plans. All the text was English only (except for the final issue). Topics covered included vehicles and AFVs, but the emphasis was on aircraft – a former Warsaw Pact aircraft type was usually described and illustrated in each issue. The publisher and editor was Jaromir Stepan. The last three issues were single-topic specials. The last issue appeared in 1998.

[*] Contents Listing, No.1 – No.16

Zlinek (1)

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

Produced by Jaromir Stepan, the original ‘Zlinek Kit Bulletin’ was a simple bulletin for plastic modellers published in the town of Zlin. It first appeared in 1989 with an almost a photo-copied look, using dull plain white paper and illustrated with black and white photos, good line drawings and 1/72 plans. 24 pages were in each issue. It covered the usual modelling subjects of vehicles, AFVs and aircraft. English text summary. This magazine ceased publishing in 1991. A couple of years later it re-appeared as the glossy magazine described below.

[*] Contents Listing, 1989 – 1991