Stored at Kabul, in a dusty hangar at the military part of the International Airport, was this Czech built (1977) L-39C Albatros. It was cannibalized in 2005/2006 timeframe to keep two other L-39Cs in the air. 005 never flew again, as the two operational Afghan National Army - Air Corps (ANA-AC) were phased out early 2006. 005 was last noted, still withdrawn from use, at Kabul in 2014.
Recovering from an devastating war, the Afghan National Army - Air Corps was able to send a few surviving L-39C Albatros trainers/light attack aircraft back to Russia for an intensive overhaul. The duo was returned to Afghanistan by an An-22 by late 2005, and was put back into service, only for a few months. The pilots were not able to fly the two Albatros' according to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) rules, a coalition that tried to rebuild the country. The pilots and Russian instructors didn't speak English so dangerous ATC moments were seen over Kabul during test flights.