L159

AERO (2) L-159

Aircraft
Name
L-159
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing with wing tip tanks
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L1J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Single
Position
In fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AERO (2) Albatros 2
AERO (2) L-159 Albatros 2
AERO (2) L-159

L159

Light multi-role fighter and lead-in trainer. In service since 2000. Advanced development of L-39/139/59 family, with new engine, modern avionics and radar. Operated by Czech Air Force only.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
9.50 m
Length (metric)
12.70 m
Height (metric)
4.80 m
Powerplant

1 x 28 kN Allied Signal ITEC F124-GA-100 turbofan.

Engine Model(s)
Honeywell TFE731
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
470 m
MTOW
8000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
12200 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
505 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
430
Range
462 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
720 m

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