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Aero L-159A ALCA

Photo ID 199566 by Lieuwe Hofstra. Czech Republic Air Force Aero L 159A ALCA, 6053
Aero L-159A ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft) is a Czech-built multi-role combat aircraft.
The L-159A ALCA is based on the proven airframe design and aerodynamic configuration of the L-39 Albatros and L-59 family.
The operational capabilities of the aircraft include close air support, tactical reconnaissance, air defence, counter insurgency, border patrol, lead-in fighter and weapons training and anti ship missions.
  • Country of Origin: Czech Air Force
  • First Flight: 1997
  • Initial Service Date: 2000
  • No. Built: 72
  • No. In Service: 24 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 7
  • Crew: 1

Power:

1 Honeywell/ITEC F124-GA-100 turbofan at 6,280 lbf

Weapons:

Guns: ZVI Plamen PL-20 220mm gun pod
Hardpoints: 7, 3 under each wing and 1 under the fuselage holding up to 2340 kg (5,159 lb)
Air-to-air Missiles: AIM-9M Sidewinder, AIM-132 ASRAAM, IRIS-T
Air-to-surface Missiles: AGM-65 Maverick, AGM - HARM
Bombs: various laser-guided and unguided bombs GBU, CBU

Dimensions:

Length:41 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span:31 ft.3 in.
Height:16 ft.
Empty Weight:9,590 lbs
Max. Weight:17,637 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed:593.78 mph
Service Ceiling:43,300 ft.

Operators:

Czech Air Force

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