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L-39 Albatros Trainer / Ground Attack Aircraft

Role

Military Trainer Aircraft or Light Ground Attack Aircraft

Crew

Two

Maiden Flight

November 1968

Introduced

1971

Service Entry

1974

Numbers Built

2,900

Number of Hardpoints

Four

Length

12.13m

Wingspan

9.46m

Height

4.77m

Wing Area

18.8m²

Empty Weight

3,400kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

4,700kg

Maximum Ramp Weight

5,670kg

Type

Ivchenko AI-25 TL twin-shaft turbofan engine

Number of Engines

One

Thrust

16.87kN

Maximum Speed

910km/h

Maximum Cruise Speed

750km/h

Stall Speed

158km/h

Rate of Climb

21m/s

Service Ceiling

11,000m

Maximum Range

1,350km

Maximum Endurance

2 hours 45 minutes

Manufacturer

Aero Vodochody

Operators

Soviet Air Force, Czechoslovak Air Force, Libyan Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force

Engines

Ivchenko Progress

Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)

Bendix / King
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