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L-39 Albatros  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1972
Total Production: 1,600
Also Known As: L-139 Albatros 2000, L-39C, L-39MS, L-39V, L-39ZA, L-39ZA/ART, L-39ZO, L-59, L-59T and Super Albatros
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-159B Albatros II
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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-39 Albatros production started in the early 1970s with more than 1,600 aircraft produced so far. L-39 was sold the Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact nations and many other customers of L-29 Delfin.

L-39 Albatros Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 4.70 meter (15.4 foot)
Length: 12.1 meter (39.7 foot)
Wingspan: 9.60 meter (31.5 foot)
Ceiling: 11,000 meter (36,089 foot)
Max Range: 1,750 kilometer (945 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 170 mps (612 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 209 mps (753 kph)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 3,972 pound (1,802 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 3,500 kilogram (7,716 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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L-39 Albatros News

There are 2 news between
12 Oct 2012 and 14 Aug 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015Belarus Air Force Orders Four Additional Yak-130 Trainer Jets
Friday, October 12, 2012Iraqi Air Force to Buy 28 L-159B Albatros II Training Jets

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft operated by Breitling (L-39C)

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