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Looking for info on exactly how many were built and what were the differences. Photos of the TOM-8 show it with V-01 and OK-8 markings while the TOM-208 has V-11 on the fuselage. Dates for the first flights are quoted as 23 April 1956 and 18 July 1957 respectively.
My question is, were there 2 aircraft (the TOM-208 possibly having a somewhat longer fuselage) or was the TOM-8 modified into the TOM-208.
The TOM-8 is in the Prague Kbely museum and a German Modeller site mentions that the TOM-208 was "havariert" (damaged?) on 23 Sepember 1959. If true, that could indicate TWO aircraft were built.


Thank you for helping out :)
 

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Sorry, should have posted this under the Aerospace heading :-[
 

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Hi Walter,


may be more info in this PDF.
 

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Dear Hesham, thank you for the link. :)
Unfortunately not much on the TOM-8, but very interesting (at least to me) info on some of the VZLU activities.
 

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My dear Walter,


here is also a Google translate to paragraph from a Czech PDF about VZLU,speaks about
Tom-208.


Tom - 208 1957 V-11, OK-09
This aircraft, improved type TOM-8 first flew on July 18, 1957
- J. Dobrovodský pilot. The aircraft accompanied by problems with the drive
unit, the decision to initiate mass production was
constantly delayed and further work will ultimately stopped
Disaster on September 23, 1959, at which the injured pilot J. Kunc.
 

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