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Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros

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24th September 2017
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Aircraft Data

The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high performance, low wing, single turbofan engined jet trainer designed and built in Czechoslovakia as a replacement for the earlier L-29.

ZA version carries a gun pod

Summary data for Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers


1 x Ivchenko/Progress/Lotarev AI-25 (3790 lbf) turbofan engine.


Trainer variant has two under-wing pylons for drop tanks and practice weapons, ground attack variant has 4 external hardpoints capable of carrying 2425lb of guns, bombs, missiles and rockets


Dimensions for Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros -
Length39 ft. 10 in.
Wing Span31 ft. 0 in.
Height15 ft. 0 in.
Empty Weight7,625 lbs.
Max Weight12,560 lbs.


Performance of Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros -
Max Speed400 kts
Cruise Speed350 kts
Ceiling37,730 ft.
Normal Range528mi.
Max Range995mi.

Updated 7th April 2009

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