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The Olympic Flight Museum Collection: L-39 Albatros

L-39 Albatros L-39 ALBATROS
Albatros

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31 feet
39 feet, 10 inches
12,560 pounds
1 Progressive/Ivchenko AI-25TL turbofan engine
470 mph at 16,000 feet
620 miles
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Up to 2,840 pounds of stores on four external hardpoints including: AAMs (K-13) missiles, 7.62mm machine-gun pods, free-fall cluster bombs, rocket launchers and drop tanks

The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high performance, jet trainer aircraft. It was developed in Czechoslovakia to replace the L-29 Delfin. The L-39 was the very first turbofan-powered trainer. The trainer is stilled produced as the more advanced L-159 Alca. There are more than 2,800 L-39s belonging to more than 30 air forces world wide. The L-39 is very versatile from light attack missions to basic and advanced pilot training—it is the most widely used jet trainer in the world.



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