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Planes and Choppers
No: 1226   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Boeing   Country: The Netherlands
Czech Airlines Boeing

Boeing 737-55S, from Czech Ailines (CSA) landed on Amsterdam airport. Look at the special livery on this plane. The theme is about the Aero A-14 Brandenburg,

The Aero A.14 was a Czechoslovakian biplane military reconnaissance aircraft built in the 1920s. It was essentially a slightly modified version of the Hansa-Brandenburg B.I aircraft that Aero had been building during World War I as the Ae.10, and for this reason, the aircraft is sometimes referred to as the A.14 Brandenburg. When equipped with a slightly different engine (the Hiero L in place of the standard Hiero N), the aircraft was designated A.15 instead. The two versions were otherwise almost identical.

Even though it was obsolete by the time it entered production in 1922, the A.14 is nevertheless noteworthy for its role in the establishment of Czech airline CSA. A.14s provided by the Czech Air Force served to survey routes that CSA airliners would soon fly, and at least 17 were put into service as mailplanes between Prague and Bratislava. They could also carry a single passenger when required.

See also picture #1227
Picture added on 21 December 2006
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