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Aero Vodochody - L-159

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The Czech Pilots at Leuchars Airshow static program seen here between heavy rain showers in front of the L-159

Aero Vodochody - L-159

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13th September 2008
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Czech Republic - Czech Air Force

Aircraft Data

The Aero Vodochody L-159 is a single engined multi-role aircraft designed and built in Czechoslovakia.

L-159A - Single seat multi-role radar equipped aircraft L-159B - Twin seat advanced trainer

Summary data for Aero Vodochody L-159 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers


1 x Honeywell F124 (6300 lbf) turbofan engine.


5952lb of armament can be carried on 7 external hardpoints including gun pods, rockets and missiles.


Dimensions for Aero Vodochody L-159 -
Length41 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span31 ft. 3 in.
Height16 ft. 3 in.
Empty Weight9,590 lbs.
Max Weight17,637 lbs.


Performance of Aero Vodochody L-159 -
Max Speed505 kts
Cruise Speed450 kts
Ceiling43,300 ft.
Normal Range750nm
Max Range848nm

Updated 3rd April 2009

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