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-39C was a standard basic trainer, while the L-39ZO was developed into an interim weapons trainer.
Many of the ex-air force service aeroplanes are finding new homes with private warbird owners all over the world, which fact is particularly evident in the United States, where their popularity led to a purely “L-39 Jet Class” at the Reno Air Races. One L-39C was evaluated by the USAF’s 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB in 2003.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Aero L-39C Albatros, “US Air Force”, 00-439 (N439RS), 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Base, California, U.S.A, 2003
2) Aero L-39C Albatros, “US Air Force”, NX39P, Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.A., 2003
3) Aero L-39C Albatros, “US Navy”, NX139PM, Waukegan Airport, Illinois, U.S.A., 2012
4) Aero L-39ZO Albatros, “US Marines”, NX160JC, Detroit Willow Run Airport, Michigan, U.S.A., 2008