List of Aero L-39 Albatros operators


List of Aero L-39 Albatros operators

The List of Aero L-39 Albatros operators lists the countries and their air force units that have operated the aircraft:

Military Operators

flag|Abkhazia

;Abkhazian Air Force:
* 2 or 3 L-39

AFG

;Afghan Air Force:The Afghan Air Force operated as many as 26 L-39Cs from 1977 through 2001, with some reports indicating as many as two may remain serviceable.

DZA

;Algerian Air Force:Operates 7 L-39C and 32 L-39ZA aircraft in two squadrons:
*632e Escadron d'Instruction et d'Appuis "Tigre"
*18e Escadron d'Entrainement Avancé

ARM

;Armenian Air Force
* 2 aircraft.

AZE

;Azerbaijan Air Force:
* L-39C

BGD

;Bangladesh Air Force:
*Operating 32 L-39ZA aircraft

BUL

;Bulgarian Air Force:
*1/12 Training Squadron operating 12 L-39ZA aircraft

CAM

;Cambodian Air Force
*Fighter Squadron operating 8 L-39ZA aircraft

flag|Chechen Republic of Ichkeria

;Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Air Force:Chechens operated few L-39Cs taken over from Soviet Air Force inventory. All Chechen aircraft were destroyed during First Chechen War after Russian air strike on airfield in Grozny.

CUB

;Cuban Air Force:operating 30 L-39C aircraft in three squadrons:
*UM 3710 Escuadrón de Intercepcion
*UM 1660 Escuela de Ensenanza de Vuelo Avanzada
*UM 4768 Escuadrón de Intercepcion

CZE

;Czech Air Force:
* L-39C
* L-39ZA
* L-39V
* L-39MS

CZS

;Czechoslovakian Air Force:
* 33x L-39C
* 6x L-39MS
* 8x L-39V
* 30x L-39ZA

Two Czechoslovakian AF L-39Vs were delivered to the East German Air Force [ [http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Aero_L-39_Albatros Aero L-39 Albatros page in Scramble magazine] ] .

All Czechoslovakian Air Force aircraft passed to successor states - Czech Republic and Slovakia.

DDR

;East German Air Force:
* 52x L-39ZO
* 2x L-39V

* Two former Czechoslovak L-39Vs delivered to the East German Air Force [ [http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Aero_L-39_Albatros Aero L-39 Albatros page in Scramble magazine] ] .
* Twenty former East German L-39ZO delivered to Hungary [ [http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Aero_L-39_Albatros Aero L-39 Albatros page in Scramble magazine] ] .

EGY

;Egyptian Air Force:
* 40x L-39ZO

* Ten former Libyan L-39ZO delivered to Egypt [ [http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Aero_L-39_Albatros Aero L-39 Albatros page in Scramble magazine] ] .

EST

;Estonian Air Force
* 2 aircraft.

ETH

;Ethiopian Air Force:
* 17x L-39C

GHA

;Ghana Air Force
* 2 L-39ZO

HUN

;Hungarian Air Force:
* 20x L-39ZO

* Twenty former East German L-39ZO delivered to Hungary [ [http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Aero_L-39_Albatros Aero L-39 Albatros page in Scramble magazine] ]

IRQ

;Iraqi Air Force:
* 22x L-39C
* 59x L-39ZO

KAZ

;Kazakhstan Air Force:
* L-39C

KGZ

;Kyrgyzstan Air Force:
* L-39C

LBY

;Libyan Air Force:
* 181x L-39ZO

* Ten former Libyan L-39ZO delivered to Egypt [ [http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Aero_L-39_Albatros Aero L-39 Albatros page in Scramble magazine] ] .

LTU

;Lithuanian Air Force:
* 4x L-39C
* 2x L-39ZA

NIC

;Nicaraguan Air Forces:

NGA

;Nigerian Air Force:
* 24x L-39ZA

PRK

;Korean People's Air Force
* 12 L-39C

ROM

;Romanian Air Force:
* 32x L-39ZA

RUS

;Russian Air Force:
* ~1010 L-39C

SVK

;Slovak Air Force
* L-39C
* L-39ZA

USSR

;Soviet Air Force:
* 2080x L-39C

All Soviet Air Force aircraft passed to successor states: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

SYR

;Syrian Air Force:
* 4x L-39ZA

THA

;Thai Air Force:
* 40x L-39ZA/ARTFollowing Squadrons use the L-39ZA/ART
* 401 Sqn 4th Wing RTAFB Thakli
* 411 Sqn 41st Wing RTAFB Chiang MaiFollowing Squadrons are former users of the L-39ZA/ART
* 101 Sqn 1st Wing RTAFB Khorat
* 102 Sqn 1st Wing RTAFB Khorat

TUN

;Tunisia Air Force
* 12 aircraft.

TKM

;Turkmenistan Air Force
* 2 aircraft.

UGA

;Uganda Air Arm
* 3 L-39ZA

UKR

;Ukrainian Air Force:
*0 L-39CДПМПΤАЛ

UZB

;Uzbekistan Air Force:
* L-39C

VNM

;Vietnamese Air Force:
* 24x L-39C

YEM

;Yemen Air Force:
* 12x L-39C

Civil Operators

USSR

;DOSAAF:DOSAAF paramilitary organization, tasked with the training and preparation of reserves for the Soviet armed forces, operated unknown number of L-39.

USA

Hundreds of L-39s are finding new homes with private owners all over the world, especially in the United States.

References

* [http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Aero_L-39_Albatros "Aero L-39 Albatros" page in "Scramble" magazine]

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