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The new Afghan L-39C Albatros in 1977

The Sovietunion was not satisfied with the afghan pilot training system, therefore 26 modern L-39C Albatros training aircraft were sent to Afghanistan.

Afghan Air Force L-39C Albatros in Czechoslovakia
Afghan Air Force L-39C Albatros over Czechoslovakia Afghan Air Force L-39C Albatros over Czechoslovakia

Afghan L-39C Albatros trainer at Aero Vodochody factory in Czechoslovakia in 1977

The new L-39s were manufactured at Aero Vodochody in Czechoslovakia. The first squadron 12 Albatros arrived to Afghanistan in 1977 with white painting above and gray at the bottom. The 393rd Training Air Regiment used these modern training types at Mazar-i-Shari airport.

Second phase, the Sovietunion delivered 14 L-39C Albatros to Afghanistan between 1983 and 1984.

Afghan Air Force L-39C Albatros in Mazar-i-Shari airport
Afghan Air Force L-39C Albatros in Mazar-i-Shari airport
Afghan Air Force L-39C Albatros in Mazar-i-Shari airport

Afghan 393rd Training Air Regimentís modern L-39C Albatros training type at Mazar-i-Shari airport in 1977.

Photos: Aero Vodochody and unknown collection
Source: http://l-39.cz