L-29 Delfin

     Notes: This Czech aircraft is a trainer that can also be used as a light attack aircraft.  It is a light aircraft with a light weapon load, but it is cheap and easy to maintain.  It is used by most of the former Warsaw Pact (though in steadily decreasing numbers).  It has also been exported outside of Europe, mainly to the Middle East.  The two wingtip hardpoints may be used only for drop tanks.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Some former East German Delfins were put into use by Germany during the Twilight War.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$69,300

AvG

272 kg

3.18 kg

2

4

None

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

1310

328 (100)

NA  82  6/3  60/30

1120

865

10700

FF3  CF3  RF3  T2  W3

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

None

440/400 Hardened Runway

+1

4 hardpoints

None

 

L-39/L-159 Albatros

     The L-39 is the successor to the L-29 Delfin in Warsaw Pact service.  There are three versions, the trainer/attack aircraft, and the dedicated attack aircraft (L-39ZA) with a cannon under the fuselage.  This aircraft is used by all former Pact air forces except Poland, and several other allied air forces.  The two wingtip hardpoints may only carry drop tanks.

     The L-159 is an L-39 with a more powerful engine, redesigned nose, upgraded avionics, standard internal cannons, and hydraulic assist for its controls.  It can carry heavier loads and is more responsive at high speeds.  Like the L-39, the two wingtip hardpoints may only be used for drop tanks.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: A few of these aircraft (mostly L-39ZOs) were used by Germany during the Twilight War.  These were aircraft that were captured intact from Czechoslovakia early in the war.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

L-39ZO

$118,208

AvG

1 ton

3.7 tons

2

6

None

Enclosed

L-39ZA

$159,577

AvG

1 ton

3.7 tons

1

6

None

Enclosed

L-159

$254,590

AvG

1.81 tons

5.19 tons

1

10

None

Enclosed

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

L-39ZO/ZA

1392

348 (110)

NA  87  7/4  70/40

1405

1684

12000

FF4  CF4  RF3  W4  T3

L-159

2246

562 (110)

NA  141  7/4  70/40

1602

2674

12000

FF4  CF4  RF3  W4  T3

 

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

L-39ZO

None

450/400 Hardened Runway

+1

6 Hardpoints

None

L-39ZA

Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver

450/400m Hardened Runway

+2

6 Hardpoints, 23mm autocannon

300x23mm

L-159

Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Radar Warning Receiver, HUD, ECM

450/400m Hardened Runway

+2

23mm Autocannon, 7 Hardpoints

400x23mm