The Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia to meet requirements for a "C-39" during the 1960s to replace the L-29 Delfin.
It was the first of the second-generation jet trainers, and the first turbofan-powered trainer produced, and was later updated as the L-59 Super Albatros and as the L-139 (prototype L-39 with engine Garrett TFE731).
The design is still produced in an evolved state as the L-159 ALCA, while more than 2,800 L-39s still serve with over 30 air forces around the world. The Albatros is versatile, seeing duty in light attack missions as well as basic and advanced pilot training, and is the most widely-used jet trainer in the world. (Wikipedia)
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I was a little surprised to find out that the L-39 wasn't already in FlightGear, despite the fact that it is the most popular jet warbird in civil service with 100+ in the U.S. alone... So I decided to fill the gap... The FDM is nearly finished. I'm currently working on the animations.
Front view in AC3D
Bottom view with gun pod
Close look on the cockpit...
The student sits in the front seat and the instructor in the rear seat.
Details of the nose wheel
Rear view. I made fake reflections directly on the textures...