Only two RT-versions (radiotechical) of the Crate flew with the Czechoslovak AF. This example served from March 1959 with 47. pzlp (reconnaissance air regiment) at Mlada, then to 10. prtlo (anti-radiotechnical air detachment) at Prerov and then back to 47. pzlp, which had in the intervening period moved to Pardubice. The frame was retired 1965 and has been preserved at LKBU, as the only surviving RT since 1986.
This Av-14 has been superbly restored by Letecké Múzeum Slávnica of Aeroklub Dubnica. Dubnica was our back-up plan after the museum at Piestany decided to close for all of September without putting this (rather important) piece of information on their website. It worked out for the best as LZDB was wonderful: great planes & weather and lovely people.
This marvellous aircraft, a licence built Ilyushin Il-10, is seen in the Polish Aviation Museum. The centre boss of the propellor has a strange appendage that may have been used for external engine starting using a geared motor linked to this boss
I was visiting the Kbely museum and was able to look underneath a fence. Two Il-14's, Il-18 and a Yak-40, it was worth it! Delivered to the air force in 1958, flew with CSA as OK-MCB in 1960. Returned to the air force and converted to Avia 14FG, the photographic survey variant. Made its last flight on 9 April 1994 into Kbely. The Il-18 in the background was stored here after it was hit by a Tu-134 (OK-CFD) in 1977.
This aircraft is one of ten on open air display at the Polish Military Museum, Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, close to the centre of Warsaw. It looks to be in a poor state of repair. The Avia B-33 was a licence built Ilyushin Il-10