Posted by Warbirds Pilot on 20 December 2014 | Comments

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A little off the beaten track, perhaps, but Zagreb's Technical Museum contains a couple of unique aeronautical gems. The Museum is currently undergoing some structural work, so the aviation exhibits are partially obscured by scaffolding and plastic sheeting, but it was still a rare treat to see the prototype Aero - 3 trainer, dating from 1953 and powered by a 6-cylinger Lycoming engine. 

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Its neighbour was the even more interesting 'Hydro' version of the Fizir FN, a 1930s biplane trainer design from the prolific Croatian designer Rudolf Fizir, whose vision was to link the islands of the Adriatic by air.

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