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L-159B Albatros II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 28
Also Known As: L-159BAT
Origin: Czechia
Corporations: AERO Vodochody a.s.
Parent System: L-39 Albatros
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1972
Total Production: 1,724
Family Members: F/A-259 Striker, L-159A ALCA and L-39 Albatros
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Description: L-39 Albatros is a single-engine, twin-seat, advanced trainer developed as a replacement for L-29 Delfin. It can be powered by either AI-25 (3,972-lb of thrust) or DV-2 (4,850-lb of thrust) turbofan engine. TFE731 turbofan was provided to L-139 Albatros 2000 demonstrator. L-59 variant is powered by DV-2 turbofan engine. The other variants of L-39 differ in the other key areas such avionics, wing configuration, reinforced carriage, etc. L-39ZO and L-39ZA offer a secondary ground attack capability.

The L-159 is an improved variant adding western technology, avionics and weapons to the L-39 Albatros aircraft. It is powered by a Honeywell F124-GA-100 turbofan engine rated at 6,300 pounds of thrust. L-159B is a two-seat derivative of L-159A aircraft. It provides training and light ground attack as secondary capability. L-159B entered service in 2004. The L-159BAT (B from A for training) is a converted single-seat L-159A aircraft into a twin-seat L-159B trainer. In late 2005 the Czech Ministry of Defense ordered four L-159BAT aircraft.

L-159B Albatros II Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 4.87 meter (16.0 foot)
Length: 12.7 meter (42 foot)
Wingspan: 9.54 meter (31.3 foot)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 260 mps (936 kph)
Empty Weight: 4,350 kilogram (9,590 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 6,300 pound (2,858 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 8,000 kilogram (17,637 pound)
Payload: 2,700 kilogram (5,952 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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L-159B Albatros II News

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on 12 Oct 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012Iraqi Air Force to Buy 28 L-159B Albatros II Training Jets

Operators & Related Equipment

Sold to Iraq in October 2012
Iraqi Air Force 24 new-built aircraft and four ex-Czech Air Force aircraft in October 2012.

Grand Total 322
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