Aircraft Profiles
Aero L-39 Albatros - Part I
The Aero L-39 Albatros trainer designed in the Czech Republic, entered service in 1971 and production continued until 1999. It was replaced in the Czech Air Force by the L-59 Super Albatros.

More than 30 air forces used or still use the L-39 along with many civilian owners and aerobatic teams round the world. There are around 2,800 L-39s still in use today.

There are two main versions:

The L-39C which is unarmed but had 2 x pylons for tanks or practice weapons, and the L-39Z with 4 x pylons and a twin-barrel 23mm cannon.

Country of Origin:
Czech Republic
L-39C - Abkhazia Air Force
L-39C - Afghan Air Force
L-39C - Algerian Air Force
L-39C - Armenian Air Force
L-39C - Azeri Air Force
L-39ZA - Bangladesh Air Force
L-39C - Belarussian Air Force
L-39ZA - Bulgarian Air Force
L-39C - Cambodian Air Force