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209, Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros, Czech Republic, Jet trainer and light ground attack plane
Code Number:
MYFV05P13_12
Title:
209, Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros, Czech Republic, Jet trainer and light ground attack plane
Aero L-39 Albatros, Czech Republic, 1968, military jet trainer and light ground attack plane. The L-39 followed the L-29. It is designed to operate in extreme climates and from minor airfields with minimum conditions. The Aero L-39 is also used as a target towing jet aircraft.

First flight: 4/11/1968
Introduced: 1971
Status: thousands still in use in various air forces
Primary users: Soviet Air Force, Czechoslovak (Czech) Air Force, Libyan Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force
Produced: 1970s-1999
Unit cost: US $200,000-300,000
Developed from: Aero L-29 Delf’n
Variants: Aero L-59 Super Albatros, Aero L-159 Alca

Crew: 2: student and instructor
Length: 12.20 meters (40 feet 0 in)
Wingspan: 9.54 meters (31 feet 3 in)
Height: 4.77 meters (15 feet 5 in)
Wing area: 18.8 meters2 (202 feet2)
Empty weight: 4,030 kg (8,866 pounds)
Max takeoff weight: 7,000 kg (15,400 pounds)
Powerplant: 1 ZMKB DV-2, 21.6 kN (4,850 lbf)
Maximum speed: 870 km/h (470 knots, 540 mph)
Range: 1,570 km (848 nm, 973 miles)
Service ceiling 12,200 meters (37,720 feet)
Rate of climb: 25 meters/second (4,920 feet/minute)
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Dick Neville

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