NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 4259. Zlín Z-XIII (OK-TBZ)
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Zlín Z-XIII

06/05/2005. Remarks by Nico Braas: "Designed by Jaroslav Lonek, the Zlín Z-XIII wa an exceptionally sleek single seat racing and courier plane. It was built in 1937 and showed to have very good flying qualities with its 130 hp Walter Major 4 four-cylinder in-line engine. Maximum speed was 350 km/h. Only one was built that still exisits today. It carried the civil registration OK-TBZ. The plane is now on exhibition at the National Museum of Technology in Prague. Details about the identity of the two persons posing in front of the Zlín Z-XIII on the picture are welcome! Possibly these persons are the pilots major Jan Ambruz and Zlín test pilot Svab, the two only pilots allowed to fly this plane."

Created June 5, 2005