Soviet Il-10 ground attack aircraft remained in service with the Czechoslovak
Air Force, as B-33, throughout the fifties and on into the early sixties. The
Il-10 is the last and most fully matured of the classical, heavily armoured,
piston engine ground attack planes. The type was produced under license by the
Czechoslovak Avia works in the early fifties.
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model represents Avia B-33 on display at the Aviation museum in Prague-Kbely. It is
based on a kit produced by KP (Kovozavody Prostejov), a company later known as
Kopro. Kit modifications and improvements included work with cockpit interior,
landing gear (wheel discs, bay and "legs"), rocket tubes, front
fuselage shape, exhaust pipes (from KP Avia S-199 kit) and spinner (from
Mastercraft Il-2 kit). Czech roundels are Extratech products, number 5502, and
stencils are home made.