The L-39 Albatros, a high-performance second-generation jet trainer, was developed by the Aero Vodochody aircraft company in Czechoslovakia during the 1960s. It is a two-seat, all-metal monoplane powered by an Ivchenko AI-25 turbofan engine. Becoming the most widely used jet trainer, until today about 2,800 L-39s have served with more than thirty air forces around the world.
The L-39ZO is an interim weapons trainer for export, while the L-39ZA is an upgraded ‘ZO’ variant designed for armed training and light attacks and fitted with a GSh-23 cannon pod under the fuselage. The L-39ZA/ART is a dedicated version for Thailand, equipped with Elbit avionics.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Aero L-39ZO Albatros, Black 1107, Libyan Air Force, Mitiga International Aiport, 2006
2) Aero L-39ZA Albatros, Black 307, No.25 Sq., Bangladesh Air Force, Zahurul Hague Air Base, 2012
3) Aero L-39ZA Albatros, Black NL-36, Noumour Display Team, 618th Advanced Training Sq., Algerian Air Force, Oran Tafaraoui Air Base, 2006
4) Aero L-39ZA/ART Albatros, Black 10105, No.101 Sq., Royal Thai Air Force, Korat Air Base, 2000