CLAUDIO DELFINI COLLECTION
No. 9104. Avia S-92 (V-34 c/n 4) Czechoslovakian Air Force
Photographed at Letecké Muzeum, Kbely, Prague, Czech Republic, May 5, 2009, by Claudio Delfini

Avia S-92

07/31/2009. During WW II forward fuselages, components and engines for the Messerschmitt Me 262 were produced at Letňany and other places in Czechoslovakia, while final assembly took place at Cheb. After the German surrender components for seventeen single- and two-seat aircraft were recovered, to be produced by Avia, and designated S-92 and CS-92 respectively, they equaled the Me 262 A-1 and Me 262 B-1 respectively.

The first aircraft, an S-92, was flown by Antonín Kraus on August 27, 1946, however, it was lost in an accident only nine days later. It was followed by an S-92 on October 24, and a CS-92 on December 10. During 1949 aircraft number eleven and twelve were completed, although only two years later the type was withdrawn from use and most were scrapped. The pictured aircraft and a CS-92 (V-35 c/n 5) are both preserved at the museum.

Created July 31, 2009