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Let Blanik L-13 TJ

The L-13 (TJ) is an experimental motor glider fitted with a jet engine TJ100 with take-off thrust 1,0 kN from PBS (První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš). It was used as a single-seat motor glider.

At least 2 L-13 has been converted to TJ version, the first one OK-1840 (cn 172016) fitted with a TJ100C and the second OK-3801 (cn 172602)with a TJ100A. Both were used by PBS for TJ100 experimetal tests.

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Let L-13 Blanik OK-3801 (cn 172602) Glider with turbojet engine TJ100C, in Jihlava (LKJI), Czech Republic, September 16, 2007. With courtesy of the photograph Daniel Rybka.
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Let L-13 Blanik OK-3801 (cn 172602) Glider with turbojet engine TJ100C, in Jihlava (LKJI), Czech Republic, September 16, 2007. With courtesy of the photograph Jiri Mikulas.
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TJ 100 on Blanik, With courtesy of PBS.
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Let L-13 Blanik OK-1840 (cn 172016) Glider with turbojet engine TJ100A, in Jihlava (LKJI), Czech Republic, September 11, 2010. With courtesy of the photograph Daniel Rybka.
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On the first L13 TJ, OK-1840, the nozzle is divided in 2 exhaust. The vertical stabilizer is protected from dangerous jet hot stream.
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TJ 100 on Blanik, With courtesy of PBS.
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