List of active aircraft of the Turkish Air Force

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List of active aircraft of the Turkish Air Force is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Turkish Air Force.

Active aircraft

Aircraft Origin Role Version Number Note
Combat aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon USA
Multirole fighter F-16C
F-16D
196[1]
44[1]
Most of the parts were built by Turkish Aerospace Industries. These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II USA
Israel
Turkey
Multirole Fighter F-4E Terminator 2020 49[1] These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II USA
Canada
Turkey
USA
Turkey
Light fighter NF-5/2000
F-5/2000
49[1]
10[1]
These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
Reconnaissance
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II USA
Israel
Turkey
Reconnaissance aircraft RF-4E 14[1] These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
Special mission
Boeing 737 AEW&C USA
Turkey
AEW&C B-737 AEW&C 4[2] Turkish Aerospace Industries and Havelsan are subcontractors for the parts production, aircraft modification, assembly and tests
Gulfstream G550 USA Military communications G550 2[3]
Cessna Citation II USA Military communications C550 2[1]
CASA CN-235 Spain
Turkey
Electronic warfare aircraft
Reconnaissance aircraft
CN235 EW
CN235 Recce
1[2]
1[2]
These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
Aerial refueling and transport
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker USA Aerial refueling KC-135R 7[1]
Airbus A400M Atlas Germany Spain France UK Transport aircraft A400M 3[4][5][6] 7 more to be delivered.[6][7][8]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules USA
Turkey
Transport aircraft C-130B
C-130E
15[1] These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
Transall C-160 Germany Transport aircraft C-160T 12[1] These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
CASA CN-235 Spain
Turkey
Transport aircraft CN235-100M 50[1] These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
Gulfstream IV USA VIP transport G-IV SP 1[1]
Trainer aircraft
Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II USA
Canada
Turkey
USA
Turkey
Trainer aircraft NF-5B
F-5B
16[1]
22[1]
These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
Northrop T-38 Talon USA
Turkey
Trainer aircraft T-38M 33[1] These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
KAI KT-1 South Korea Trainer aircraft KT-1T 40[2]
Alenia Aermacchi SF-260 Italy
Turkey
Trainer aircraft SF-260D 35[1] Built by Turkish Aerospace Industries.
Cessna T-41 Mescalero USA
Turkey
Trainer aircraft T-41D 25[1] These aircraft have undergone subsequent modifications and upgrades.
Aerobatic aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon USA
Turkey
Aerobatic display - fighter F-16C 1[9] In service for Solo Turk.
Canadair CF-5 Canada Aerobatic display - fighter NF-5A
NF-5B
10[10]
6[10]
In service for Turkish Stars.
CASA CN-235 Spain
Turkey
Aerobatic display - transport CN235-100M 1[11] In service for Turkish Stars.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules USA
Turkey
Aerobatic display - transport C-130B 1[10] In service for Turkish Stars.
Transall C-160 Germany Aerobatic display - transport C-160D 1[10] In service for Turkish Stars.
Helicopters
Eurocopter Cougar France
Turkey
Utility helicopter AS-532 20[2] All modernized.
Bell UH-1 Huey USA
Turkey
Utility helicopter UH-1H 63[2] All modernized.
UAVs
RQ/MQ-1 Predator USA Reconnaissance MQ-1 4[12][13] 10 more was on order but later canceled.[14]
General Atomics GNAT USA Reconnaissance GNAT-750
I-GNAT ER
6[15]
16[15]
Being replaced by TAI Anka
TAI Anka TUR Reconnaissance
Unmanned combat aerial vehicle
Block A
Block B
10[16]

See also

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 World Air Force 2014 - Flight International, Flightglobal.com, Accessed 23 November 2014
  3. "Turkey picks G550 for command and control mission". Flight International, 16 December 2008.
  4. http://globalmilitaryreview.blogspot.com.tr/2013/08/turkish-a400m-atlas-turboprop-military.html
  5. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-receives-second-a400m-aircraft-from-airbus.aspx?pageID=238&nID=76016&NewsCatID=345
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/support/2015/12/13/turkey-receives-third-a400m-transport-aircraft/77247866/
  7. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=military-cargo-plane-to-be-delivered-to-turkey-in-2013-2011-05-18
  8. "Turkey accepts delivery of its First Airbus A400M". April 5, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "SOLOTÜRK". soloturk.tsk.tr. Retrieved 21 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "Turkish Stars"
  11. http://kokpit.aero/turk-yildizlari-cn235-yeni-boyama
  12. http://www.todayszaman.com/news-262544-turkey-in-command-of-newly-deployed-predators-missions.html
  13. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=us-deployed-predators-to-incirlik-davutoglu-2011-11-13
  14. http://www.todayszaman.com/news-329391-report-us-canceled-delivery-of-predators-to-turkey.html
  15. 15.0 15.1 http://www.balkanalysis.com/greece/2012/02/19/greece-and-turkey-offensive-and-defensive-balance-of-air-power-in-2012/
  16. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/upgraded-anka-carries-out-maiden-flight-408567/

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