Czechoslovak air tree

I would like to propose a Czechoslovak air tree.



Some basic history

Czechoslovakia was among the largest arms producers and exporters in the world, reaching the 2nd place in tanks export during the interwar period and 1st place in overall arms export during the years 1934 and 1935. It also had (and its succesor state of Czech Republic still has) a very rich and unique aircraft industry, with 1st indigenous military aircraft having maiden flight just few months after the creation of independent Czechoslovakia. During the interwar period, Czechoslovakia produced many aircraft, ranging from both biplane and monoplane fighters, bombers and attackers, to large strategic bombers (mostly licenses of foreign designs equipped with new engines and armament). During the WW2, Czech part was occupied by German Reich, and Slovakia became an independent puppet of Germany. Slovakia fought on eastern front, equipped with older Czechoslovak planes, aswell as German BF-109, Stukas and some other aircraft. Meanwhile, Czechoslovak goverment in exile fought for the allies. Czech pilots became famous during battle of Britain, having great succes against the invaders. Czechoslovak pilots have been flying on Spitfires, Hurricanes, Liberators and Mosqitos under british command, while their comrades on other side of Europe were flying IL-2s and LA-5s under the command of Soviets. After the war, Czechoslovakia used either planes they bought/received/captured during the war, or finished the large ammounts of airframes left by Germans. One such case it the Avia S-199, which is a BF-109 equipped with large engine used normaly on bombers. This upgrade resulted in one of the most dangerous aircraft to fly in history, as it regularly shoot off its rotor or just drove off the runway during takeoff. Another one is Avia S-92, which is an ME-262 with upgraded engines that are slightly more powerfull (some sources claim 15% increase), giving it better acceleration and top speed. Early into the cold war, Czechoslovakia produced mainly licenses of Soviet aircraft, ranging from MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-19 to MiG-21, but later something iportant happened. Czechoslovakia won the contest for the next common military trainer aircraft of the Warsaw pact. Production of the L-29 started started in 1963 and lasted 11 years. 3 665 L-29 Dolphins have been build, making it the most produced military trainer jet in history. Another succes followed in 1968, which is the year when the succesor of the L-29, L-39 Albatros took its first flight. This design again proved very succesfull, and it was an export hit! Numbers speek for themselfts. With over 2 900 L-39s build and used by 50 military operators all over the world, its not only the 2nd most produced trainer jet ever, Its also one of the most widely used military aircraft in history! Shortly before the end of the Cold war, L-59 Super Albatros entered production, but it didnt meet much success compared to its predecessors and just 80 have been build. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic continued with production or indigenous aircraft, creating the L-159 ALCA light attack aircraft. This plane is basically an Albatros on steroids, having much stronger engine, doppler radar, armament ranging from AIM-9, AIM-120 to Paveway and Maverick missiles. Recently, Czech AERO started production of L-39NG, which is a deep upgrade of the L-39 bringing it almost to L-159 standard, and there are plans to build F/A-259 Striker, too. Both Czechia and Slovakia also upgraded some of their old Soviet aircraft after the revolution, which lead to MiG-21MFN for Czechia and MiG-29AS/MiG-29UBS for Slovakia.



How would the tree look like

The tree would start from tier 1 and end with tier 7 just like majority of the trees we have in game.

1st rank is the largest and most unique part of the whole tree. You can find wide range of indigenous planes there, mainly biplanes, but some monoplane fighter and bomber designs can also be found there. Some interesting aircraft include the Avia B-534 - the last biplane to ever get an air to air kill, Aero Ab-101 which is a chonky biplane attacker with payload of up to 1 100kg and the Letov Š-50.

2nd rank continues with indigenous aircraft of wide range of indigenous aircraft, but foreign designs also start getting into the mix. You can find monoplane fighters, attackers and bombers in here, aswell as a crop duster converted into light attack aircraft (it could carry R-60s IRL by the way, but these would ofcourse be removed for ballancing reasons :D). You can also find IL-2 and Stuka here, aswell as Hurricane II, Beaufighter and Wellinghton in the premium line.

3rd rank, in the moment, has the least ammount of vehicles of all tiers (exept for toptier). This is caused by the fact that both Czechoslovak goverment in exile, aswell as independent Slovak state didnt use many planes viable for this tier (they used used mostly tier II and IV worthy vehicles during WW2). Slovakia has just 1 or 2 BF 109 variants that can be added in here, similiar with exiled goverment. This tier is partially saved by the infamous Avia S-199, which is a BF 109 with HE 111 engine and planes either used by Czechoslovak pilots on eastern front or captured after the war.

Rank 4 is in a better situation. You can find the most advanced variants of WW2 props in here. LA-7, Spitfire Mk.IXE, Avia S-99 (BF 109 G-10 and K-4s build in post-war Czechoslovakia), Avia B-33 (license build IL-10), HE 219 A-5 Uhu or a Liberator. 1st jet plane - the L-29 Delfín can also be found in here. Its fast and very agile, but has very bad armament options (either 2x 7.92mm machineguns with just 150 round each, 2x 130mm rockets, 2x 100kg bombs or 8x small rockets). Additionally, project of a fighter from protectorate can be found here. Škoda-Kauba V5 was supposed to replace FW 190, but sadly, no functioning prototype was made, only a full-scale mockup which went through aerodynamic tunel testing.

Rank 5 is where the things start getting interesting. Avia S-92 is a post-war made ME 262 with upgraded engines, giving it 15% more thrust and thus better top speed and acceleration. Its training variant - CS-92, has 2 guns instead of 4, aswell as 2 pilots instead of 1 (obviously). MiG-15SB on the other hand is a very interesting attacker variant of the S-102 (License built MiG-15). These were equipped with 6 pilons instead of 2, giving them ability to carry up to 6x 100kg bombs, 4x large 130mm rockets (both with HE and HEAT warheads) and up to 40x small 55mm rockets with HEAT warhead (both the LR-130 and LR-55 rockets are indigenous BTW). These MiGs were also equipped with brake chute. MiG-15Bis SB is very similiar to that, just instead of an upgrade of S-102, its an upgrade of S-103 (license-build MiG-15Bis) and it didnt get the drogue chute. L-39 Albatross also has its premiere. The L-39C variant doesnt have the best payload options, it can in fact carry only 32 unquided rockets or 2x smaller bombs (100kg probably), but its great maneuverability makes up for it. The L-39ZO and CM variants are, thanks to 4x higher payload of 1 000kg and 4 pylons instead of 2, suitable to be very good attackers. Some ,less interesting" planes of this rank include IL-28, licenses of MiG-15 and 17, Yak-17 and Yak-23

In rank 6 you can find a first L-39 which actually gets a gun! the L-39ZA variant has a GSh-23 strapped onto it. It has just 150 rounds in it (10 less than Yak-38), but its way better than nothing. Oh, and it also gets access to R-60s. Neat, right? After it comes the Slovak upgrade of it, which gets acces to even larger payload of 1 500kg, compared to 1 000kg onthe base variant. You can strap 2x 500kg bombs onto it along with R-60s, making it a perfect multitasker. You can find another upgrade of this plane - the L-139 2000 in the premium line. Otherwise the rank is filled with licences of MiG-19 and MiG-21, SU-7s etc.

Rank VII is quite large. We will again start with the interesting stuff. L-59 is a deep upgrade of the L-39. This plane gets access to new engine, completely rebuild cockpit, slightly upgraded airframe and, most importantly, new armament options. This thing can carry R-73s. Yes, you heard right, R-73s. I dont think i need to explain why its a whole BR higher than the L-39ZAM. Its also faster and slightly more maneuverable than its predecessor. Following it is the L-39NG, which is the most recent upgrade of the L-39. The production of it started just a few months ago. It can be equipped with wide range of weapons, ranging from 12.7mm machineguns, bombs and rockets to AIM-9X and Paveway II. It can carry even more than the earlier variants, 1 640kg. Another in the line is the L-159T1, which is a two-seater variant of the L-159 ALCA which had its radar and RWR/flares removed. Otherwise the rank is filled mostly with different variants of MiG-21/23, SU-25, and SU-22M4.

8th and the last rank is small, yet very unique. MiG-29AS and MiG-29UBS are upgraded variants of the older Slovak MiGs. These received new glass cockpit, navigation systems, NATO IFF among other things. It is also reported that this variant can, thanks to new equipment, carry and succesfully fire AGM-88 HARM missiles after some smaller upgrades. UBS is a two-seater variant of the AS which cannot fire radar guided missiles. Then we have the ,pride of the fleet". The L-159 ALCA (also nicknamed Honey Badger) is a light attack aircraft developed in the late 90s. This plane is way more cappable than its predecessors in all aspects. It can fire AIM-120 missiles thanks to its doppler radar, shoot down close targets with AIM-9P-4s, kill things with its 20mm ZPL-20 Plamen cannon (which has a very satisfying sound BTW), destroy ground targets with AGM-65s, Paveway IIs, CVR-7s or variety of bombs. It also has RWS and countermeasures (maybe even MAWS but im not sure) and climbs twice as fast as the Albatros. All in all its a preety nice ground attack plane with a great AA capability. L-159T2, its two-seater variant is also present. The L-159T2, compared to the earlier T1 variant gets acces to both radar and countermeasures.

Czechoslovakia also has a potential for future tiers. Czech Republic currently uses the JAS-39 Gripens in C and D variant, while Slovakia is going to receive the F-16 block 70/72 Viper in the next few years. Czech Republic is also planning to buy F-35 Lightning IIs in the future, so yeah, id say the toptier is safe.



The tree itself

(open it on this link if you want to take a better look at the vehicles/look at their armament, top speed and protection): Czechoslovak air tree

(plese note that the BRs are approximate only)




Vehicles in the tree:


Fighters

Rank 1

Letov Š-131 (1.0)


Armament: 2x 7.92mm vz.28
Max speed: 292km/h

Letov Š-231 (1.0) *


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz.28
Max speed: 348km/h

Letov Š-331 (1.0) *


Armament: 2x 7.92mm vz.30
Max speed: 405km/h

Letov Š-431 (1.3) *


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz.28
Max speed: 370km/h

Avia B-534 I. (1.7)


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz.30
Payload: 6x 10kg bombs
Max speed: 353km/h

Avia B-534 II. (1.7) *


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz.30
Payload: 6x 10kg bombs
Max speed: 353km/h

Avia B-534 III. (1.7) *


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz.30
Payload: 6x 10kg bombs
Max speed: 353km/h

Avia B-534 IV. (1.7) *


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz. 30
Payload: 4x 20kg bombs
Max speed: 375km/h

Avia A-102 (1.7)


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz. 30
Max speed: 434km/h

Rank II

Avia B-634 (2.0)


Armament:
1x 20mm Hispano 402
2x 7.92mm vz. 30
Max speed: 415km/h

Avia B-35 (2.3)


Armament:
1x 20mm Hispano 404
2x 7.92mm vz. 30
Max speed: 500km/h

Avia B-135 (2.7)


Armament:
1x 20mm Hispano
2x 7.92mm vz. 30
Max speed: 550km/h

Rank III

Avia S-199 (3.3)


Armament:
2x 20mm MG 151
2x 13mm MG 131
Max speed: 590km/h

LA-5 (3.7)


Armament: 2x 20mm ShVAK
Max speed: 620km/h

Spitfire Mk.VB (4.0)


Armament:
2x 20mm Hispano Mk.I
4x 7.7mm Browning Mk.II
Max speed: 592km/h

BF 109 G-2 (4.3)


Armament:
1x 20mm MG 151/20
2x 7.92mm MG 17
Max speed: 640km/h

Rank IV

LA-7 (4.7)


Armament: 2x 20mm SHVAK
Max speed: 680km/h

Avia S-99 (5.7)


Armament:
1x 20mm MG 151
2x 13mm MG 131
Max speed: 600km/h

Spitfire LF Mk.IXE (5.7)


Armament:
2x 20mm Hispano Mk.II
2x 12.7mm Browning M2
Max speed: 650km/h

Škoda-Kauba V5 (6.3)


Armament: 4x 20mm MG 151
Max speed: 765km/h

Rank V

Avia CS-92 (7.0)


Armament: 2x 30mm MK 108
Max speed: 840km/h

Two-seater (trainer) variant of the Avia S-92)

Avia S-92 (7.3) *


Armament: 4x 30mm MK 108
Max speed: 870km/h

Me 262 produced in Czechoslovakia after war. The engines were (supposedly) upgraded to give off 15% more thrust.

S-102 (8.3)


Armament:
1x NS-37D
2x NS-23
Max speed: 1076km/h

MiG-15 produced under license

S-103 (8.7) *


Armament:
1x NS-37D
2x NR-23
Max speed: 1076km/h

MiG-15Bis produced under license

MiG-15SB (8.7)


Armament:
1x 37mm NS-37
2x 23mm NS-23
Payload:
4x LR-130 rocket
40 x LR-55 rocket
6x 100kg OFAB-100
Max speed: 1015km/h

Fighter-bomber version of the MiG-15 (S-102). Its equipped with 4 extra pylons (6 in total), drogue chute , ability to carry 130mm and 55mm rockets of Czechoslovak production, ability of JATO, bomb sights among other things

MiG-15Bis SB (8.7) *

Basically the same thing as MiG-15SB, but instead of MiG-15 this one is an upgrade to MiG-15Bis (S-103). Compared to regular MiG-15SB it lacks drogue chute and ability of JATO

S-104F (9.0)


Armament:
1x NS-37D
2x NR-23
Max speed: 1154km/h

MiG-17F

S-104PF (9.0) *


Armament: 3x NR-23
Max speed: 1123km/h

MiG-17PF

Rank VI

S-105 (9.7)


Armament: 3x NR-30
Max speed: 1452km/h

MiG-19S produced under license

MiG-19P (9.7)


Armament:
2x 30mm NR-30
2x R-3S
Max speed: 1445km/h

S-106 (9.3)


Armament:
1x NR-30
2x R-3S
Max speed: 2175km/h

MiG-21F-13 produced under license

MiG-21PFM (9.3)


Armament:
1x 23mm GSh-23
2x R-3S
Payload: 1000kg
Max speed: 2230km/h

Rank VII

MiG-21MA (10.3)


Armament:
1x 23mm GSh-23
4x R-60
Payload: 1300kg
Max speed: 2230km/h

MiG-21MF (10.3)


Armament:
1x 23mm GSh-23
4x R-60
Payload: 1300kg
Max speed: 2230km/h

MiG-21MFN (11.0) *


Armament:
1x 23mm GSh-23
6x R-60M
Payload: 1300kg
Max speed: 2230km/h

MiG-23MF (11.0)


Armament:
1x 23mm GSh-23
2x R-23T/R
6x R-60M
Payload: 2000kg
Max speed: 2500km/h

MiG-23ML (11.3)

Armament:
1x 23mm GSh-23
2x R-24T/R
6x R-60M
Payload: 2000kg
Max speed: 2500km/h

Rank VIII

MiG-29UBS (11.3)


Armament:
1x 30mm GSh-301
6x R-73E
Payload: 2200kg
Max speed: 2230km/h

Slovak upgrade of MiG-29UB. Very similiar to MiG-29AS, it just lacks radar and thus ability to carry and use radar missiles

MiG-29AS (11.7)


Armament:
1x 30mm GSh-301
2x R-27R
6x R-73E
Payload: 3200kg
Max speed: 2450km/h

Slovak upgrade of MiG-29A. It features new IFF, navigation systems, glass cockpit and some other NATO-compatible systems. These MiGs can also be slightly modified to carry and fire AGM-88 HARM missiles


Attackers

Rank I

Aero A-11 (1.0)


Armament:
1x 7.7mm Vickers
1x 2x 7.7mm Lewis turret
Payload: 500km/h
Max speed: 215km/h

Aero Ab-11 (1.0) *


Armament:
1x 7.7mm Vickers
1x 2x7.7mm Lewis turret
Payload: 500kg
Max speed: 216km/h

Aero Ab-111 (1.0) *


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz.28
1x 7.92mm vz.28 turret
Payload: 500kg
Max speed: 216km/h

Aero A-30 (1.0)


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz.28
1x 2x7.92mm vz.28 turret
Payload: 600kg
Max speed: 243km/h

Aero A-230 (1.0) *


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz.28
1x 2x7.92mm vz.28 turret
Payload: 1000kg
Max speed: 200km/h

Letov Š-16 (1.0)


Armament:
1x 7.7mm Vickers
1x 2x7.7mm Lewis turret
Payload: 600kg
Max speed: 230km/h

Letov Š-316 (1.0) *


Armament:
1x 7.7mm Vickers
1x 2x7.7mm Lewis turret
Payload: 500kg
Max speed: 240km/h

Letov Š-616 (1.0) *


Armament:
1x 7.7mm Vickers
1x 2x7.7mm Lewis turret
Payload: 500kg
Max speed: 260km/h

Letov Š-816 (1.0) *


Armament:
1x 7.7mm Vickers
1x 2x7.7mm Lewis turret
Payload: 800kg
Max speed: 250km/h

Letov Š-328V (1.3)


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz.30
1x 2x7.92mm vz.30 turret
Payload: 500kg
Max speed: 328km/h

Letov Š-328 (1.3) *


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz.30
1x 2x7.92mm vz.30 turret
Payload: 500kg
Max speed: 328km/h

Letov Š-528 (1.3) *


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz. 30
1x 2x7.92mm vz. 30 turret
Payload: 400kg
Max speed: 320km/h

Aero A-100 (1.3)


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz. 28
1x 2x7.92mm vz. 30 turret
Payload: 600kg
Max speed: 260km/h

Aero A-101 1.3) *


Armament:
1x 7.92mm vz. 28 or vz.30
1x 2x7.92mm vz. 28 or vz. 30 turret
Payload: 600kg
Max speed: 265km/h

Aero Ab-101 (1.7) *


Armament:
1x 7.92mm vz. 30
1x 2x7.92mm vz. 30 turret
Payload: 1100kg
Max speed: 260km/h

Rank II

Praga E-51 (2.0)


Armament:
1x 7.92mm vz. 30
1x 7.92mm vz. 30 turret
Payload: 500kg
Max speed: 380km/h

Zlín Z-37 TM (2.3)


Armament:
6x 7.62mm PKM (fitted onto pylons)
2x R-3S (removed due to ballance)
2x R-60 (removed due to ballance)
Payload: 500kg
Max speed: 285km/h

Crop duster converted into a light attack aircraft. First of its kind.

IL-2 AM-38F (3.3)


Armament:
2x 23mm Vja-23
2x 7.62mm ShKAS
1x 12.7mm UBT turret
Payload: 600kg
Max speed: 410km/h

JU 87 D-5 (3.3)


Armament: 2x 20mm MG 151
Payload: 1000kg
Max speed: 385km/h

Rank III

Mosquito FB Mk. VI (3.7)


Armament:
4x 20mm Hispano Mk.II
4x 7.7mm Browning Mk.II
Payload: 800kg
Max speed: 608km/h

Rank IV

He 219 A-5 Uhu (4.3)


Armament:
4x 20mm MG 151
2x 30mm MK 108
Max speed: 615km/h

L-29 Delfín (4.7)


Armament: 2x 7.62 mg (on pylon)
Payload:
8x rockets
2x 100kg bombs
Max speed: 655km/h

Most produced dedicated jet trainer in the world

Avia B-33 (5.0)


Armament:
4x 23mm NS-23
1x 20mm B-20 turret
Payload: 400kg
Max speed: 551km/h

Rank V

L-39C Albatros (5.7)


Armament: none
Payload: 250kg
Max speed: 750km/h

L-39ZO Albatros (6.3)


Armament: none
Payload: 1000kg of bombs and rockets
Max speed: 750km/h

L-39CM (6.7) *


Armament: 2x R-3S
Payload: 1000kg
Max speed: 750km/h

Rank VI

L-39ZA Albatros (8.3)


Armament:
23mm GSh-23
R-3S
R-60
Payload: 1000kg of bombs and rockets
Max speed: 750km/h

L-39ZAM (8.7)


Armament:
1x 23mm GSh-23
2x R-3S
2x R-60
Payload: 1500kg
Max speed: 750km/h

Rank VII

L-59 Super Albatros (9.7)


Armament:
23mm GSh-23
R-60
R-73
Payload: 1500kg
Max speed: 865km/h

L-39NG (10.3)


Armament:
12.7mm M3P
20mm ZPL-20 Plamen
Aim-9X
Paveway II
rockets
Payload: 1640kg
Max speed: 780km/h

L-159T1 (10.3)


Two seat variant of the L-159 ALCA. This version lacks radar and RWR/flares

Rank VIII

L-159T2 (11.3)


two seat variant of the L-159 ALCA. This version has radar and RWR/flares

L-159 ALCA (11.7)


Armament:
20mm zpl-20 Plamen
AIM-9P-4
AIM-120
AGM-65
Paveway II
Payload: 2340kg
Max speed: 936km/h

Its name - ALCA, stands for Advanced Light Combat Aircraft. Its the most capable indigenous Czech aircraft as of now. It can carry a wide range of armaments, ranging from regular bombs and unguided rockets, domestic 20mm autocannons, AIM-9Ms to guided Paveway bombs, Maverick missiles and even AIM-120 AMRAAMs, which, paired with its doppler radar, make it a great multirole fighter.
ALCA is also used as an aggressor for the US air force by DRAKEN International, where it received a nickname ,Honey Badger". It also got battleproven in Iraq, where the Iraqi army used them against Islamic State.


Bombers

Rank I

Avia F-IX (1.0)


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz.28 turret
Payload: 1500kg
Max speed: 210km/h

Aero MB-200 (1.0)


Armament:
1x 7.92mm vz.30 turret
2x 2x7.92mm vz.30 turrets
Payload: 1200kg
Max speed: 280km/h

Aero A-42 (1.3)


Armament:
1x 7.92mm vz. 30
1x 2x7.92mm vz. 28 turret
1x 7.92mm vz. 28 turret
Payload: 1520kg
Max speed: 270km/h

Aero A-304 (1.3)


Armament: 3x 7.92mm vz. 30
Payload: 300kg
Max speed: 325km/h

Letov Š-50 (1.7)


Armament:
1x 7.92mm vz. 30
2x 7.92mm vz. 30 turrets
Payload: 600kg
Max speed: 305km/h

Rank II

Avia B-71 (2.0)


Armament: 4x 7.92mm vz. 30 turrets
Payload: 600kg
Max speed: 410km/h

Aero C-3B (2.3)


Armament:
2x 13mm MG 131
2x 13mm MG 131 turret
Payload: 800kg
Max speed: 325km/h

Avia B-158 (2.7)


Armament: 3x 7.92mm vz. 30 turrets
Payload: 1000kg
Max speed: 435km/h

Aero A-300 (2.7)


Armament: 3x 7.92mm vz. 30 turrets
Payload: 1000kg
Max speed: 456km/h

Rank III

LB-77 (3.0)


Armament:
1x 20mm MG FF turret
1x 13mm MG 131 turret
1x 2x 7.92mm MG 81 turret
2x 7.92mm MG 81 turret
Payload: 2250kg
Max speed: 432km/h

PE-2FT (4.3)


Armament:
1x 12.7mm UBK
2x 7.7mm SKHAS
2x 12.7mm UBT turrets
1x 7.7mm SKHAS turret
Payload: 1600kg
Max speed: 524km/h

Rank IV

B-24 Liberator (5.7)


Armament: 10x 12.7mm Browning M2
Payload: 4000kg
Max speed: 488km/h

Rank V

IL-28 (8.0)


Armament:
2x 23mm NR-23
2x 23mm NR-23 turret
Payload: 3000kg
Max speed: 902km/h

Rank VI

SU-7BM (9.3)


Armament: 2x 30mm NR-30
Payload: 2000kg
Max speed: 2120km/h

SU-7BLK (9.7)


Armament: 2x 30mm NR-30
Payload: 2500kg
Max speed: 2150km/h

Rank VII

MiG-23BN (9.7)


Armament: 1x 23mm GSh-23
Payload: 3000kg
Max speed: 1810km/h

SU-25K (9.7)


Armament: 1x 30mm GSh-30-2
Payload: 4400kg
Max speed: 950km/h

SU-22M4 (11.0)


Armament: 2x 30mm NR-30
Payload: 4000kg
Max speed: 1805km/h


Premium vehicles

Rank I

Avia BH-33L (1.0)


Armament: 2x 7.92mm vz.28
Max speed: 300km/h

Aero A-104 (1.0)


Armament: none
Payload: 200kg
Max speed: 330km/h

Avia B-34 (1.0)


Armament: 2x 7.92mm vz.30
Max speed: 325km/h

Letov Š-128 (1.0)


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz.30
1x 2x7.92mm vz.30 turret
Payload: 400kg
Max speed: 212km/h

Letov Š-22 (1.0)


Armament: 2x 7.7mm Vickers
Max speed: around 320km/h

Letov Š-33 (1.0)


Armament:
1x 7.7mm Vickers
1x 2x7.7mm Lewis turret
Payload: 400kg
Max speed: 270km/h

Praga BH-44 (1.0)


Armament: 2x 7.92mm vz.30
Max speed: 330km/h

Praga E-45 (1.3)


Armament: 2x 7.92mm vz. 30
Max speed: 410km/h

Praga BH-36 (1.3)


Armament:
2x 7.92mm vz.28
1x 2x7.92mm vz.28 turret
Payload: 800kg
Max speed: 272km/h

Avia Bk-534 (1.7)


Armament: 3x 7.92mm vz. 30
Payload: 6x 8kg bombs
Max speed: 375km/h

Rank II

Let C-11U (2.0)


Armament: 1x 12.7mm UBS
Payload: 200kg
Max speed: 460km/h

Hurricane IIb (2.3)


Armament: 12x 7.7mm Browning Mk.II
Max speed: 550km/h

Wellinghton Mk Ic (2.3)


Armament:
2x 2x7.7mm Browning Mk.II turrets
2x 7.7mm Browning Mk.II turrets
Payload: 2000kg
Max speed: 378km/h

Beaufighter Mk. VIF (3.0)


Armament:
4x 20mm Hispano Mk.II
6x 7.7mm Browning Mk.II
1x 7.7mm Browning Mk.II turret
Payload: 250kg
max speed: 542km/h

Rank IV

FW-190 A-8 (5.0)

(picture of real Czechoslovak FW-190 couldnt be found, so here is a model for visualisation atleast)

Armament:
4x 20mm MG 151
2x 13mm MG 131
Max speed: 640km/h

Rank V

L-39CA (5.7)


Armament: none
Payload: 250kg
Max speed: 750km/h

S-100 (6.7)


Armament: 2x 23mm NR-23
Max speed: 755km/h

Yak-17

S-101 (8.7)


Armament: 2x 23mm NR-23
Max speed: 923km/h

Rank VI

L-139 2000 (8.3)


Armament:
1x 23mm GSh-23
R-3S
R-60
Max speed: 760km/h

Rank VII

L-159B Albatros II (10.3)


Two seat variant of the L-159 ALCA. It lacks radar and it has shorter range

( * means that the vehicle is foldered with vehicle/s before it )


Sources

Most of the information comes from page https://www.valka.cz/
Československo / ČR / SR (CZK/CZE/SVK) : Letouny
Aero : Československo / ČR / SR (CZK/CZE/SVK)
Avia : Československo / ČR / SR (CZK/CZE/SVK)
Letov : Československo / ČR / SR (CZK/CZE/SVK)
Praga : Československo / ČR / SR (CZK/CZE/SVK)
Ostatní : Československo / ČR / SR (CZK/CZE/SVK)




Number of vehicles as of now:

Rank I: 29 researchable vehicles + 10 premium vehicles

Rank II: 11 researchable vehicles + 4 premium vehicles

Rank III: 7 researchable vehicles

Rank IV: 8 researchable vehicles + 1 premium vehicle

Rank V: 12 researchable vehicles + 3 premium vehicles

Rank VI: 8 researchable vehicles + 1 premium vehicle

Rank VII: 11 researchable vehicles + 1 premium vehicle

Rank VIII: 4 researchable vehicles

Total vehicle count: 110 vehicles (making it the 6th largest tree, having just 4 aircraft less than the Japanese air tree )

Of that:

71 original (65%)

39 copy-paste (35%)


(chart for easier visualisation of the uniqueness of the techtree)



As you can see, the tree is quite large for a minor nation. It may not be as unique as some in-game nations, but there is quite a lot of interesting and unique vehicles in here. The tree looses uniqueness in later tiers, but still, on every rank, there are atleast some original vehicles. The attacker line actually consists mostly of indigenous vehicles from the beggining up until the toptier, which is quite nice. It also has a great combination of Indigenous, Soviet, Western and German warplanes, which some players can find interesting and grind worthy. The tree would quite possibly be as big as the Swedish, Chinese or Italian one, while being more unique than the Israeli and Chinese trees.



Few interesting facts about Czechoslovakia that (atleast IMO) make it a more viable addition into the game:

  • It was the largest arms exporter in the world during 1934 and 1935

  • 2nd largest tank exporter of the interwar period

  • The largest producer of military trainer aircraft in the world

  • Democratic nation with the largest military spening during 1938

  • It was spending almost 20% of its GDP on military during few stages of Cold war

  • 2nd largest arms producer and exporter of the Warsaw pact

  • Czechoslovak goverment in exile fought on most theathers of the WW2 (all exept for pacific AFAIK). Czech pilots are, for example, famous for their participation in the Battle of Britain

  • It has 100% winrate of naval battles (won the only battle it ever participated in - the battle of lake Baikal)

  • Bren and BESA machineguns, used by the British forces during WW2, are licences of Czechoslovak firearms (Bren literally means Brno-Enfield)

  • Czech Hussites were the 1st fighting force to use gunpowder in Europe en-mass. They even invented Howitzers (or atleast the word used to describe that weapon). Word pistol also comes from Hussite ,Píšťala´´

  • Czechoslovakia was the 3rd nation in space



And now for the pools:

Would you like Czechoslovakia to get added into the game?
  • Yes

  • Maybe

  • No

0 voters

When would you like Czechoslovakia to get added?
  • As the next nation

  • in about 2-3 years from now

  • I don´t know

  • I´ve said no to the 1st question

0 voters



Thank you for your attention o7.

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+1 from bias Czech here XD Would love to see Czechoslovakia on day in game. Of course not as part of Russia TT.

Btw, one questions. Are there really that many original planes? Lots of them looks same as the one we have in game like Soviets il or then Migs, they are just different names. Can i ask why is that? Or like…are they same thing or they have different modifications on them.

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There indeed are. In the original planes, i’ve included only aircraft that are either fully developed and produced in Czechoslovakia or licensed planes that had atleast some gameplay-changing upgrade over the base variants. For example, i didn’t count the regular S-102 (MiG-15) and S-103 (MiG-15Bis) as original, because they are, atleast to my knowledge, the exact same as their Soviet counterparts, but i included their fighter-bomber variants (MiG-15SB and Bis SB) as original because they have 4 additional pylons, different armament options and few other things that make them unique. Not all planes with changed name are counted as original, actually, most of them aren’t. Also, when you look at the fact that majority of the unique vehicles (49 out of 71) are present in the rank I and II, it isn’t really that unbelievable. :)

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Yeah…and thank you for letting me know

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Np

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For the S-99 this wasn’t just one variant but multiple G variants.

S-99-0 (G-10)
S-99-1 (G-10/U4)
S-99-8 (G-14)

This is what I have so far.

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Thanks

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Np, Here are all the Bf 109’s I have so far m8. S = Slovakia and C = Czech.

E-3 S 2.3 Rank 2
E-4 S 3.0 Rank 2
E-7 S 3.0 Rank 2
G-4/R6 S 4.7 Rank 4
G-6 S 4.7 Rank 4
G-6/R3C S 4.7 Rank 4


S-99-0 (G-10) C 5.7 Rank 4
S-99-1 (G-10/U4) C 5.7 Rank 4
S-99-8 (G-14) C 5.3 Rank 4
S-199 C 3.3 Rank 3

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Do you have any specific data on the bombload/payload of the B-33?

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up to 2x 250kg bombs on external pylon
up to 400kg of bombs in internal bomb bay (probably meaning 2x 100kg bombs or 400kg of smaller bomblets)

wing pylon:
8x RS-82 or 8x RS-132 rockets
or
4x 130mm N-150 or LR-130 rockets (these rockets ar maybe the exact same)

It can be also equipped with 10 AG-2 aerial grenades used for defence against enemy aircraft

Sources

Československá lidová armáda - TECHNIKA
Avia B-33 : Avia
Il-10

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+1 would love to see this in game as well.

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Great, but I think it lack a czechoslovak modified Mosquito with german MG151 and MG131 guns.

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+1, though I must say that the L-39s with missile armament seem severely undertiered.
It still looks like a really good tree though and the extensive use of folders is very nice to see.
Good job!

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This is actually the 1st time im hearing about it. Do you have more detailed info about it, or atleast the source from which you know about such modification? It would help me alot, as i couldn´t find it anywhere :D

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Nevermind, found it already: B-36 HR158 : Československo
Its a really nice modification, thanks alot for letting me know about it :D

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I have also some photos and plans for it, and some other constructions, so I can send you if needed.

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That would be great! Could you send them to my DMs please?

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The more thing the better. I really hope and cope that i will see Czechoslovakia one day in WT and not as a sub-tt for Russia

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Czechoslovak Aviation Tech Tree Proposal

1st line: (Fighter Line)
Tier 1:
B-534-I/II/III - Reserve
Š-231 - 1.0
E-45 - 1.3
B-534-IV - 1.3
Bk-534 - 1.7
A.102 - 1.7

Tier 2:
B.634-I - 2.0
B.634-II - 2.0
B.35-II - 2.0

Tier 3:
C-11 - 2.3
B.35-III - 2.7
B.135 - 2.7
BF-109E-4 - 3.0

Tier 4:
S-199 - 3.3
BF-109G-6 [1.42 ata] - 4.3
La-7B-20 - 5.3

Tier 5:
S.92 [Jumo 003] - 6.3
S.92 [M.04] - 7.0
L-39ZA - 7.3 (2x R-3S)
L-39ZAM - 7.7 (4x R-3S)

Tier 6:
L-39MS - 9.0 (4x R-60)
Mig-21PFM - 9.7 (2x R-3S) [with fixed thrust]
Mig-21MA - 10.0 (4x R-3S)
Mig-21MF - 10.7 (4x R-60)

Tier 7:
Mig-23MF - 11.0 (R-13M / R-23)
L-159 - 11.0 (AIM-9M)
Mig-23ML - 11.3 (R-60MK / R-23)

Tier 8:
Mig-29A - 12.0 (R-60MK / R-27R)
Mig-29AS - 12.3 (R-73E / R-27R)
JAS-39C - 12.7 (AIM-9M / AIM-120C)
F-16V Block 70 - 13.0 (AIM-9X / AIM-120C)

2nd Line (Attacker / Light Bomber)
Tier 1:
A.100 - 1.0
Ab-101 - 1.0
Š-128 - 1.3

Tier 2:
Š-328 - 1.7
Š-528 - 2.0
E-51 - 2.3

Tier 3:
IL-2M Type 3 - 3.3
B-31 / Upraveno - 3.3
B-36 / Upraveno - 3.7
He-219A-5 - 4.0

Tier 4:
IL-10M - 5.0

Tier 5:
L-29 - 5.3
L-39ZO - 6.0

Tier 6:
Su-25K - 10.0
Mig-23BN - 11.0

Tier 7:
Su-22M4 - 11.3

3rd Line: (Bombers)
Tier 1:
A.42 - 1.0
Avia F-IX - 1.3
Š-50 - 1.3
B-46 - 1.7

Tier 2:
MB.200 - 1.7
B-71 - 1.7
B-158 - 2.0

Tier 3:
A.300 - 2.3
C-3B - 2.7

Tier 4:
B-32 / Upraveno - 4.3
Pe-2FT - 4.7

Tier 5:
IL-28 - 8.0

Tier 6:
Su-7BKL - 10.0

Tier 7:
Su-22UM3K - 11.3

4th Line: (Premiums)
Tier 1:
Š-331 - 1.3
B.35-I - 1.7

Tier 2:
B-135 Bulgarian Version - 2.7

Tier 3:
Mosquito NF Mk II - 3.3
BF-109F-4 Slovak State Air Force - 4.0

Tier 4:
S-99 - 5.3

Tier 5:
L-29A - 5.3
Yak-23 - 8.0

Tier 6:
L-39NG - 10.3 (AIM-9L)

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Czechoslovak A.101

Twin Czechoslovak 7.92mm aerial machine gun vz.30

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