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AERO (2) L-39

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Name L-39
Manufacturer AERO (2)
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing with wing tip tanks
Tail Regular tail, high set
WTC Light
Type code L1J
Engine Jet
Engine count Single
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group

Manufacturered as:

AERO (2) L-39 Albatros
AERO (2) Albatros
AERO (2) L-139 Albatros

AERO (2) L-39

AERO (2) L-39 AERO (2) L-39 3D


Advanced trainer and multi role combat aircraft. In service since 1972. Developed in some series: L-139 Albatross two seat trainer. L-39MS (first flight Sept. 1986) similar to L-39 trainer with more powerful engine. L-39Z target towing version.

Technical Data

Wing span 8.7 m28.543 ft
Length 12.7 m41.667 ft
Height 4.8 m15.748 ft
Powerplant Variants:
  • L-39: 1 x 16.87 kN Progress AI-25 TL turbofan.
  • L-139: 1 x 18,2 kN Garrett TFE 731-4 turbofan.
Engine model Garrett TFE731, Ivchenko AI-25

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 120 kts IAS 150 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.64 TAS 350 kts MACH 0.68 IAS 300 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 135 kts
Distance 620 m ROC 4300 ft/min ROC 3500 ft/min ROC 2500 ft/min ROC 2300 ft/min MACH 0.75 ROD 5000 ft/min ROD 5000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 650 m
MTOW 57005,700 kg
5.7 tonnes
Ceiling FL380 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC L Range 800800 nm
1,481,600 m
1,481.6 km
4,860,892.392 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving L39

None on SKYbrary