The twin-crew, tandem-seat Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer, reconnaissance and light-attack aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia by Aero Vodochody. The most accurate computer simulation of this aircraft ever created, the DCS: L-39C gives pilots a first-rate basic and advanced all-weather day and night training in both visual and instrument flying.
The other variant available in DCS, the L-39ZA is a nimble and effective combat aircraft that has served widely in the air-to-air and ground attack roles. Armed with a GSh-23 23 mm twin autocannon, the L-39ZA is also able to carry up to 1100 kg of stores on four external hardpoints. These include FAB-100/100 kg LDGP bombs; UB-16UM rocket pods with 16 S-5KO 57 mm HEAT/Frag rockets apiece; and up to four triple-barrel PK-3 7.62 mm machine gun pods. The L-39ZA can also carry two R-60 IR homing missiles in the air intercept role.
The L-39 was the first second-generation jet trainer to be equipped with a turbofan power plant. The Ivchenko Al-25TL engine produces 1,720 kgf (3,800 lbf) thrust on take off and gives the Albatros a top speed of approx 600 mph/965 kph in level flight.
An instant hit, the L-39 was produced from 1971 to 1996 and widely exported as a military trainer and light combat aircraft. More than 2,800 L-39s have served with over 30 air forces around the world. Both DCS: L-39 Albatros variants are great fun to fly; the L-39ZA is especially useful for honing your rocket and gunnery skills.
Free disk space is required: 700 Mb
Minimum system requirements (LOW graphics settings): OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Intel Core i3 at 2.8 GHz or AMD FX; RAM: 8 GB (16 GB for heavy missions); Free hard disk space: 60 GB; Discrete video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD R9 280X or better; requires internet activation.
Recommended system requirements (HIGH graphics settings): OS 64-bit Windows 8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz or AMD FX / Ryzen; RAM: 16 GB (32 GB for heavy missions); Free hard disk space: 120 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD); Discrete video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX VEGA 56 with 8GB VRAM or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.
Recommended VR systems requirements (VR graphics settings): OS 64-bit Windows 8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz or AMD FX / Ryzen; RAM: 16 GB (32 GB for heavy missions); Free hard disk space: 120 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD); Discrete video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.
This product can be downloaded and installed through the DCS World Module Manager. If you do not have DCS World installed, you can download the DCS World web-installer by clicking this link. If the product description does not have information about which DCS World version you should install, you only need to have the "Stable" version DCS World installed on your PC.