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L39 Albatros

Country of Origin: Czech Republic


The L39 Albatros is a widely flown trainer/light attack aircraft similar in mission to the Italian MB339. The design was largely Czechoslovak, though there was significant Soviet input. The aircraft is in service with a number of former Soviet allies, among others.

The low, slightly swept wing has a double-taper planform, 2.5-degree dihedral from the roots, a relatively low aspect ratio, and permanently attached, 26.5-gal (100-liter) wingtip tanks. The trailing edge has...

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