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Valtion Lentokonetehtaat

Valtion Lentokonetehtaat was the National aircraft manufacturer of Finland, evolving through several companies until taken over by Patria on 5 September 1996.


In April 1921, the company Ilmailuvoimien Lentokonetehdas (Air Force Aircraft Factory, often abbreviated to I.V.L. or IVL) was established at Suomenlinna in Helsinki.

The first aircraft to be produced was a license copy of the German design Hansa-Brandenburg W.33, which was called A.22 Hansa. Soon thereafter, the company began making own designs and license manufacture other types of aircraft.

In February 1928 the company was renamed into Valtion Lentokonetehdas (State Aircraft Factory, often abbreviated to V.L. or VL) and another factory was established at Santahamina, Helsinki. There tooIndigenous designs and license built aircraft. The most numerous type at the time was the Fokker D.XXI with 90 produced.

In 1935 Valtion Lentokonetehdas was re-organized, the works at Suomenlinna and Santahamina were closed and all design and production work was moved to Tampere. In 1940 a second factory was opened at Kuorevesi, three years later a third one was opened at Linnavuori.

With the ending of World War II in 1945, the Valtion Lentokonetehdas and other state owned factories were merged into the company Valtion Metallitehtaat Lentokonetehdas (State Metal Factories, often abbreviated to V.M.T. or VMT). This company did not only focus on aircraft but on anything from general house-hold machinery to engines.

The Finnish aircraft design declined during a number of years and it was not until 1951 when a new design was flown. That same year Valtion Metallitehtaat Lentokonetehdas was re-named Valmet OY Lentokonetehdas (Valmet Aircraft Factory) with its subsidiaries named Valmet Oy Tampereen tehdas ja Kuoreveden tehdas (Valmet Oy Tampere works and Kuorevesi works). The company has been renamed many times since the 1960s. In 1963 Karhumx¤ki works at Kuorevesi became part of Valmet. Its main business was maintenance work for the Ilmavoimat (Finnish AF). In 1967 Valmet moved all its aviation activities to Kuorevesi. In 1974 Valmet OY Lentokonetehdas was renamed Valmet Lentokonetehtaat (Valmet Aviation Industries), and in 1989 Valmet Lentokonetehdas was renamed into Valmet Lentokoneteollisuus (Valmet Aircraft Industries). On September 5, 1996 Valmet became Patria Finavitec Oy.


Ilmailuvoimien Lentokonetehdas

IVL A.22 Hansa (Hansa-Brandenburg W.33)
IVL C.24
IVL C.25
Caudron C.60
IVL D.26 Haukka I
IVL K.1 Kurki

Valtion Lentokonetehdas

VL D.27 Haukka II
VL Sx¤x¤ski (Mosquito)
Koolhoven FK.31
VL E.30 Kotka
VL F.30 Paarma
Letov Å -218 Smolik
VL Tuisku
VL Viima
VL Pyry
VL Myrsky
VL Humu
VL Pyx¶rremyrsky

licence built

Blackburn Ripon
Bristol Blenheim
de Havilland Moth
Fokker C.X
Fokker D.XXI
Gloster Gamecock


Valmet Vihuri
Valmet Tuuli
Fouga CM 170R Magister
Valmet L-70 Miltrainer Vinka
BAE Hawk
Valmet L-80TP Turbo-Vinka
Valmet PIK-23 Towmaster
Valmet L-90TP Redigo

licence built

Saab 35 Draken
BAE Hawk
F-18C Hornet

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Source: WikiPedia

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