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Z-37

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The Z-37 Bumble-Bee is a Czech single-seater agricultural aircraft first flown as a prototype in 1963 two years after development started. The Z-37 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane, fitted with tri-wheel main landing gear to allow operation from muddy fields, powered by a M462 RF nine-cylinder radial air-cooled engine providing a cruising speed of 180 kmh and a range of 640 km.
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ZAFAR 300

The Zafar 300 is an Iranian attack helicopter based upon the American Bell Model 206A Jetranger utility helicopter, adapted for a military gunship role. It is armed with a General Electric GAU-2B/A Minigun rotary six-barrel machine-gun in an under-nose turret, and disposable stores on two hard points. The Zafar 300 is manned by a crew of two comprising a pilot and gunner seated in tandem.
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ZAK-3

The Zak-3 was a Polish two-seater side-by-side trainer aircraft of the 1950's. The Zak-3 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of fabric-covered steel tube construction powered by a Walter Mikron I four-cylinder inverted in-line air-cooled engine providing a top speed of 160 kmh and a range of 400 km.
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ZEKE

Zeke was the Allied code name for the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M (Zero) fighter of the Second World War.
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ZLIN 22

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The Zlin 22 was a Czechoslovakian two-seater or three-seater training and touring cabin monoplane of the 1950's. The Zlin 22 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of wooden construction powered by a Praga-D four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine providing a top speed of 180 kmh and a range of 1200 km, reduced to 650 km in the three-seater touring model.
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ZLIN 43

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The Zlin 43 is a Czech two or four seater light training and touring aircraft designed primarily for advanced navigation, night and all-weather flying training, but also well suited for sporting, competitive flying, touring, aerial taxi, glider towing and even aerobatic duties, and first flown as a prototype in 1968. The Zlin 43 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane similar to the earlier Zlin Z-42, but with a larger four-seater cabin in the fuselage and a different engine. The Zlin 43 is powered by an Avia M337 inverted six-cylinder air-cooled in-line engine providing a top speed of 230 kmh and a range of 1100 km.
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ZLIN Z-142

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The Zlin Z-142 is a Czech two-seater primary/basic flying trainer aircraft first flown in 1978, entering service in 1980. The Zlin Z-142 is powered by an Avia M 337 AK inline piston engine providing a top speed of 333 kmh and a range of 950 km.
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ZLIN Z-42

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The Zlin Z-42 is a Czech two-seater side-by-side primary/basic flying trainer and touring aircraft first flown in 1967, entering service in 1968. The Zlin Z-42 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane fitted with a non-retractable tricycle type landing gear and powered by an Avia M 137 inline piston engine providing a top speed of 230 kmh and a range of 800 km.
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ZLIN Z-526

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The Zlin Z-526 Trener-Master is a Czech two-seat primary trainer aircraft first introduced in 1948. The Zlin Z-526 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane powered by a Walter Minor 6-III six-cylinder inline 160 hp piston engine provides a top speed of 238 kmh and a range of 980 km with fitted drop tanks. In 1969 a new version, the Zlin Z-526F powered by an Avia M137 six-cylinder in-line air-cooled engine providing a top speed of 248 kmh and a maximum standard range of 480 km was introduced. A single-seater version, known as the Zlin Z-526 Akrobat is also produced for aerobatic use.
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ZLIN Z-526L/200

The Zlin Z-526L/200 Skydevil is a Czech two-seat aerobatic trainer aircraft first introduced in 19708. The Zlin Z-526L/200 is a variation of the Zlin Z-526 powered by a Lycoming AIO-360-B1B four-cylinder horizontally opposed air-cooled fuel-injection engine providing a top speed of 255 kmh and a maximum standard range of 460 km, increasable to 710 km when the aircraft is fitted with additional wingtip tanks.
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ZPG-2

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The Goodyear ZPG-2 (formerly P2N) was an American helium-filled patrol airship first flown in 1953 that established a new endurance record by remaining in the air for 177 hours from May the 17th until May the 24th 1954. The ZPG-2 was 1046 cm long, 294 cm high and 230 cm wide and was powered by two Wright R-1300-2A Cyclone 7 engines. The ZPG-2 was in service with the US Navy during the 1950's.
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ZU-23

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The ZU-23 is a Russian 23 mm calibre auto-cannon mounted on Mi-24 Helicopters and Su-25 attack jets. It has a muzzle velocity of 970m/s and can pierce 30 mm of armour at 500 metres. It was designed in the 1940s and has become the standard gun mounted in Russian jet aircraft. The ZU-23 is also used as a towed anti-aircraft gun, with two cannons mounted on a carriage.
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