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L159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft (ALCA)

Crew

1

Maiden Flight

August 1997

Introduced

April 2000

Numbers Built

72

Wingspan

9.54m

Overall Length

12.72m

Height

4.87m

Empty Weight

4,350kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

8,000kg

Internal Fuel Only

1,547kg

Fuel Including Four External Tanks

3,167kg

Maximum External Stores

2,700kg

External Fuel Weight

1,620kg

Engine

Honeywell ITEC F 124-GA-100 Military turbofan engine

Maximum Thrust

28kN

Bypass Ratio

0.474

Overall Pressure Ratio

19.4

Inlet Airflow

42.5kg per second

Maximum Level Speed at Sea Level

936km per hour - 505ktas

Maximum Rate of Climb at Sea Level

47m per second

Service Ceiling

13,200m

Take-Off Run

440m

Maximum Range (Internal Fuel Only, 10% Reserve)

1,570km

Maximum Range (Internal and External Fuel, 10% Reserve)

2,530km

Design Load Factor, Maximum Structural Limit

-4g to +8g

Guns

ZVI Plamen PL-20 2 × 20mm gun pod

Number of Hardpoints

7

Bombs

Various laser-guided and unguided bombs GBU, CBU

Manufacturer

Aero Vodochody

Operators

Czech Air Force and Hungarian Air Force

Engine

Honeywell

Yaw Damper

BAE Systems

Grifo-L Multimode Pulse Doppler Radar

FIAR

Data Transfer System

Fairchild

Stores Management System

Hamilton Standards

Air-to-Air Missiles

AIM-9M Sidewinder, IRIS-T, AIM-132 ASRAAM

Air-to-Surface Missiles

AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-88 HARM
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