The S-103 was superior to western jet fighters of the time. In 1953, a US Air Force jet was shot down after it strayed into Czechoslovakian airspace.
This example was flown by the Czechoslovakian 11th Air Regiment. The crest of the city of Ostrava is painted on the nose.
|Top speed:||658 mph (1,059 km/h)|
|Range:||771 miles (1,240 km)|
|Weapons:||2 x 23 mm cannon
1 x 37 mm cannon
2 x 100 kg of bombs or rockets
Find out more about the design of the Aero S-103 in this short animation, from 40 seconds viewing time.