Chuguev Aviation Repair Plant Aero L-39 Albatros

Created to replace the training aircraft Aero L-29 Delfin. Made the first flight on November 4, 1968. In 1972 he was chosen as the main training aircraft of the countries participating in the Warsaw Pact.

Serially produced by the Czech company Aero Vodochody until 1999. A total of 2868 L-39 and 80 L-59 were built.

It is in service with more than 30 countries.

Modifications

The L-39C is a standard modification of a training aircraft for initial and basic flight training.

L-39ZO is a modification of a training aircraft, which can also be used as a light attack aircraft, for which there are four underwing armature suspension nodes.

The L-39ZA is a further development of the L-39ZO with the installation of the GSh-23 double-barreled gun under the fuselage.

L-39V – towing aerial targets.

L-39MS (L-59 Super Albatros) – modification with a new turbojet engine of a modular design DV-2, having a thrust of 2200 kgf, ejection seats of the class “0-0" and new electronic equipment. The first flight made in 1986. Produced 80 units.

L-39M1 – Ukrainian modernization of the L-39: replacement of the AI-25TL engine with the upgraded AI-25TLSh (thrust increased from 1,720 to 1,850 kg, acceleration improved twice), improved control system of the power plant and on-board emergency operational recorder of flight information with additional sensors and devices.

Technical specifications

Projections L-39 “Albatross". The data correspond to the modification of L-39C.
Crew: 1 or 2 people
Length: 12.13 m
Wing Span: 9.46 m
Height: 4.77 m
Wing area: 18.18 m²
Weight empty: 3455 kg
Normal take-off weight: 4525 kg
Maximum take-off weight: 4700 kg
Fuel mass in internal tanks: 980 kg
Power point: 1 × TRDD AI-25TL
Thrust: 1 × 1720 kgf (16.87 kN)

Flight performance

Maximum speed: 760 km / h
Dumping speed: 160 km / h (with flaps released)
Practical range: 1650 km (without PTB)
Practical ceiling: 12,000 m
Rate of climb: 21 m / s (1260 m / min)
Takeoff run: 580 m
Run length: 560 m

Armament

Combat load: 290 kg

In service

  • Abkhazia – 4 L-39, as of December 2009
  • Azerbaijan – 12 L-39C, as of 2012
  • Algeria – 30 L-39ZA / С, as of 2012
  • Armenia – 4 L-39C, as of 2012
  • Bangladesh – 8 L-39ZA, as of 2012
  • Belarus – 10 L-39C, as of 2012
  • Vietnam – 16 L-39, as of 2012
  • Ghana – 2 L-39ZO, as of 2012
  • Georgia – 6 L-39C, as of 2012
  • Egypt – 10 L-39 and 47 L-59E, as of 2012
  • Yemen – 12 L-39Z, as of 2012
  • Cambodia – 5 L-39, as of 2012
  • Kazakhstan – 20 L-39C, as of 2012
  • Kyrgyzstan – 4 L-39, as of 2012
  • DPRK – 12 L-39, as of 2012
  • Cuba – 7 L-39, as of 2012
  • Libya – 110 L-39ZO, as of 2010
  • Lithuania – 1 L-39ZA, as of 2012
  • Nigeria – 21 L-39, as of 2012
  • Nicaragua – 6 L-39, as of 2012
  • Russia – 336 L-39C, as of 2012
  • Syria – 40 L-39, as of 2012
  • Slovakia – 5 L-39CM and 5 L-39ZAM, as of 2012
  • Thailand – 40 L-39ART / ZA, as of 2012
  • Turkmenistan – 2 L-39, as of 2012
  • Tunisia – 9 L-59, as of 2012
  • Uganda – 3 L-39ZA, as of 2012
  • Ukraine – 38 L-39C and L-39M1, as of 2012
  • Uzbekistan – 14 L-39, as of 2012
  • Czech Republic – 7 L-39С and 10 L-39ZA, as of 2012
  • Equatorial Guinea – 2 L-39, as of 2012
  • Ethiopia – 7 L-39, as of 2012
  • Estonia – 2 L-39, as of 2012

It was in service

  • Afghanistan – 3 L-39Cs are currently stored on the basis of the Afghan Air Force base at Kabul International Airport, 26 L-39 were in service from 1977 to 2001.
  • Bulgaria – 12 L-39ZA
  • Hungary – 20 L-39ZO
  • GDR – 52 L-39ZO and 2 L-39V
  • Iraq – 22 L-39C and 59 L-39ZO
  • Latvia
  • Romania – 32 L-39
  • USSR – 2080 L-39C (after the collapse of the USSR, they became the property of the newly-formed states)
  • Tajikistan
  • Chad – 11 L-39ZO
  • Czechoslovakia – 33 L-39C, 30 L-39ZA, 8 L-39V and 6 L-39MS

Civil Operators

  • USSR – used in DOSAAF
  • Canada – 2 L-39 used in the Northern Lights Aerobatics Team aerobatic team in 2000
  • Russia – aerobatic team “Rus"
  • Latvia – 5 L-39 aerobatic team “Baltic Bees"
  • USA – aerobatic team “Patriots"
  • France – 7 L-39 as part of the crew of the Brightling

OUR PRODUCTION

OVERHAUL AND MODERNIZATION OF PLANES L-39 PHONE: +38 05746 42103

Modernization of aircraft and their components, assemblies and equipment, auxiliary power units, demilitarization, refinement of aircraft under the A-39D.

Fax:

+38 05746 41957

Address:

Aviator Microdistrict, 162, Chuguev-1, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, 63501