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Aero L-159

AERO L-159 © Karsten Palt
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Jet Trainer / Ground-Attack Aircraft

The Aero L-159 ALCA is a single-engine single-seat light ground-attack and trainer aircraft produced by the Czech manufacturer AERO Vodochody a.s.. The L-159B and L-159T1 are two-seat training aircaft variants.
Crew1 (2)
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelAlliedSignal / ITEC F124-GA-100
Engine Power28,2 kN6340 lbf
Speed935 km/h505 kts
  581 mph
Service Ceiling13.198 m43.300 ft
Rate of climb2880 m/min9450 ft/min
Range1.570 km848 NM
976 mi.
Empty Weight4.160 kg9.171 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.000 kg17.637 lbs
Wing Span9,54 m31,3 ft
Wing Area18,8 m²202 ft²
Length12,73 m41,8 ft
Height4,78 m15,7 ft
First Flight02.08.1997
Production Statusin production
Developed fromAero L-39
ICAO CodeL159
Data for (Version)Aero L-159A (L-159B)
VariantsL-159A, L-159B, L-159T1
The Aero L-159 is a development of the Aero L-39 Albatros. ALCA stands for Advanced Light Combat Aircraft. The variant L-159T1 is a two-seat trainer modification of the L-159A for use by the Czech Air Force.

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