The L-29 Delfin (NATO code Maya) was a basic, intermediate and weapons training jet aircraft developed by the Aero Vodochody company in Czechoslovakia early in the 1960s. It was a two-seat, all-metal monoplane powered by a Motorlet M-701 turbojet engine.
The sturdy L-29 became the standard military training type of the Eastern Bloc air forces (except Poland) and it was also exported to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. More than 3,600 Delfin trainers had been built by 1974, testifying to the type’s timeless design.
In 1967, a dedicated single seat aerobatic version was developed as the L-29A Akrobat, wearing special livery, while some other military two-seaters also wore highly conspicuous but interesting anti-camouflage schemes.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Aero L-29A Akrobat, Black 0517/OK-SZA, Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), Aero Vodochody airfield/VZLÚ Praha – Letňany airfield, 1967-68
2) Aero L-29 Delfin, Black 3250, ‘Gen. M.R. Štefánik’ Air Force Academy, International Fighter Pilots Academy, Slovak Air Force (letectvo Armády SR), Košice Air Base, mid-1990s
3) Aero L-29 Delfin, Black 2853, 1st Sq. 11th Fighter Regiment (1. letka 11. slp), Czech Air Force (letectvo Armády ČR), Žatec Air Base, summer 1993
4) Aero L-29 Delfin, Black 1617, Air Force Academy, Egyptian Air Force, Bilbeis Air Base, late 1980s