Aircraft Photo of SM-153 | Letov S.218A Smolik | Finland - Air Force | AirHistory.net #301788
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:"SM-153"
Aircraft Original Type:Letov S-18/S-118/S-218
Aircraft Generic Type:Letov S-18/S-118/S-218
Aircraft Version:Letov S.218A Smolik
C/n (msn):VLII/17
Operator / Titles:Finland - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Helsinki - VantaaMap
Country:Finland
Airport Codes:ICAO: EFHK   IATA: HEL   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Suomen Ilmailumuseo
 
Photo Date:13 November 2020
Photo by:Juhani Sipilä
Photo ID: 301788
Photo Comment

The Finnish Air Force bought the aircraft in 1929 and ordered nine more. Later the State Aircraft Factory (Valtion lentokonetehdas, VL) built under licence 29 Letov S.218s in three lots. The aircraft were delivered 1933-1936. The Finnish Air Force used S.218 as a trainer until 1945. Six S.218 were solt to civilian use. The last civilian one was in use until 1957. (Ilmailumuseot.fi - Aviationmuseums.fi) [Nikon D750 + Tamron SP 24-70mm/2,8G VC]

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