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AERO (2) L-159

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L159
Aircraft
Name L-159
Manufacturer AERO (2)
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing with wing tip tanks
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L1J
Engine Jet
Engine count Single
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

AERO (2) Albatros 2
AERO (2) L-159 Albatros 2
AERO (2) L-159


AERO (2) L-159

AERO (2) L-159 AERO (2) L-159 3D

Description

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 9.5 m31.168 ft
Length 12.7 m41.667 ft
Height 4.8 m15.748 ft
Powerplant 1 x 28 kN Allied Signal ITEC F124-GA-100 turbofan.
Engine model Honeywell TFE731

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 505 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 470 m ROC 12200 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 720 m
MTOW 80008,000 kg
8 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL430 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 462462 nm
855,624 m
855.624 km
2,807,165.356 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving L159

None on SKYbrary