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AERO (2) L-159

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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
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


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)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
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
Ceiling FL430 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 462462 nm
855,624 m
855.624 km
2,807,165.356 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving L159

None on SKYbrary