The L-39 is an advanced trainer used in the Warsaw Pact nations from the mid 1970s through the 2000s. Since the end of the Cold War, over 350 of them have been imported to the USA, making the L-39 one of the most popular warbirds ever.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|Advanced Trainer / Light Fighter-Bomber||Albatros|
|Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros||31 feet (9.5m)|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|40.5 feet (12.3m)||7450 lbs|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|10,520 lbs||480 gallons|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|Ivchenko IA-25TL turbofan|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|491 kts (0.80 Mach)|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|3000 fpm nominal||330 KTAS|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
|2900||400 in private ownership.|
This aircraft was fully restored in 2011. The cockpits, especially, were completely re-worked into what must be one of the most technologially-advanced setups ever installed in an L-39. Multiple “glass” displays and a completely updated panel layout are the highlights of this magnificent aircraft.
This aircraft is for sale. Please see the “For Sale” board at the warbird building for the full listing.
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