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Lazarov LAZ-7 
Three Lazarov LAZ-7 prototypes obtained in 1948-1949. Low-wing monoplane tandem two-seat trainer similar to Arado Ar 96. Ten LAZ-7 based on LAZ-7.2 prototype ordered June 1949 - two aircraft to 1st (Initial Training) Escadrila of People's Air School, with remainder to 24th & 29th NLBAP for night light bomber role. One hundred and fifty LAZ-7 based on LAZ-7.3 with Walter Minor 6-III engine delivered 1950-1951. Used by People's Air School as initial and basic trainer. All built by DSF. Withdrawn from service circa 1967. Military Type Number 7034.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
  ?   1948 LAZ-7.1 1st prototype, FF 12 June 1948, w/o during evaluation in Yugoslavia
  ?   1949 LAZ-7.2 2nd prototype, FF June 1949
  ?   1949 LAZ-7.3 production prototype, FF 29 Sept 1949
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 1
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 2+
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 2+
  ?   1950 LAZ-7 batch 2+
  ?   1950  
  ?   1950  
  ?   1950  
'12' blue ?   19??  

References:

  • Wings of Fame Vol.13


Lazarov LAZ-7M 
One hundred and fifty Lazarov LAZ-7M obtained from 1951. Last delivered in 1954. M-11FR engine. Used by ? unit for trainer/liaison/light attack roles. In 1958 120 Laz-7/7M were transferred tp pseudo-civil aeroclubs for initial & basic flying training until finally withdrawn from service circa 1967. Military Type Number 7034.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  
? ?   1951  

References:

  • Wings of Fame Vol.13


Lazarov LAZ-8 
One Lazarov LAZ-8 prototype obtained in 1949. Four-seat cabin monoplane built in April 1948. Gifted to Bulgarian Government. Used by 16th Transport Aviopolk VIP Flight for liaison & VIP transport role. Withdrawn from service in 1958.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
LZ-BKP ?   1949  

References:

  • Wings of Fame Vol.13


Lazarov LAZ-12 
One Lazarov LAZ-12 prototype obtained in 1954. Used by ? unit for ? role. Date withdrawn from service not known.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
? ?   1954  

References:

  • To be added


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