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Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros

Jet Trainer/Light Attack

The Aero L-39 Albatros is a two seat training aircraft that was developed as a replacement for the L-29 Delfin.  It was designed to provide both basic and advanced pilot training, target simulation and perform light combat attack missions and was the first training aircraft to be equipped with a turbofan engine.  The aircraft on display was the first of its type to exported to NZ.

Country of Origin: Czechoslovakia
Engine: Ivchenko AI-25, 3,800 lb turbofan engine
Length: 12.13m (39ft 10in)
Height: 4.77m (15ft 8in)
Wing Span: 9.46m (31ft 0in)
Maximum Speed: 470mph (750 kmh or 400 knots) at 16,404ft (5,000m)
Range: 680 miles (1,100km) internal fuel
Service Ceiling: 36,000ft (11,000m)
Armament: 284 kg (626 lb) of ordinance

North American P-51-D Mustang

Fighter

Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: Packard Merlin V-1650, 1450 Hp, V12 Supercharged Piston Engine
Top Speed: 803 Km/h, 500 MPH, 434 Knots

 

Miles M.38 Messenger

Airborne Observation Post (AOP) & Liaison

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engine: Blackburn Cirrus Major III, Inverted 4 Cylinder, 155 Hp Engine
Top Speed: 177 Km/h, 110 MPH, 95 Knots

 

English Electric Canberra B(I)8

Bomber

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engine: 2 x Rolls-Royce Avon RA7 Mk.109 turbojet engines, 7,400 lbs each
Top Speed:

 

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