The Aero 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 Delfín. It was the first of the second-generation jet trainers, and the first turbofan-powered trainer produced. More than 2,800 L-39s still serve with over 30 air forces around the world. The Albatros – the most widely used jet trainer in the world – is versatile, seeing duty in light-attack missions as well as in basic and advanced pilot training. Working closely together with the two highly successful jet-model pilots,Stephan Voelker and Thomas Gleissner, Airworld has, using the basic data from our "small" model, further developed the Albatros to a"no holds barred"model in one-fifth scale with virtually ALL details of the original. Besides the scale surface detail with all the scoops,panels, and rivets. Airworld were able to construct the gear using original factory drawings and can now offer a full, shock-absorbing, SCALE pressure die-cast retractable landing gear. As a "Worlds first" in the model aircraft scene, this gear comes with a complete, pneumatically actuated, drum brake system. The synthesis of technique and know-how,coupled with outstanding flight characteristics and beautiful lines, has brought the L-39 Albatros to the pinnacle of jet models.