Aero L 159 ALCA


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Developing Nation: Czech Republic
Task: Light multi-role fighter and lead in fighter trainer
First Flight:

– two seater: August 4th 1997

– single seater: August 18th 1998

– first production airframe: October 20th 1999

First Delivery: April 2000

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– 2 in tandem (L 159T)

Wing Span: 9,54 m
Wing Area: 18,8 m²
Length: 12,72 m
Height: 4,77 m
Engine (s): Honeywell/ITEC F124-GA-100 non afterburning turbofan with 28,2 kN thrust (1x)
Weight: 4320 kg
Max.Take off weight: 8000 kg

– internal fuel L 159A: 1596 kg

– internal fuel L 159B: 1273 kg

Max. Speed: 936 km/h
Max. Range: 2530 km including external fuel
Ceiling: ~14000 m
Weapons: 7 external hard points, up to 2340 kg weaponry like AIM9 sidewinders, AAM’s, AGM-65 Maverick ASM’s, Gun pods, rockets and bombs
Extra: Czech Republic is the only operator up to now (feb. 2004) of the L 159 (72 x)


Research M. v. Leeuwen