Turkish Fighter

#1
Also from yesterday’s adventures ...came across Turkish Aerospace unveiling their new MMU TF or Turkish Fighter. Some may say shades of F-22, Tempest there in the shape....

Anyhow here’s my photos ...

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#2
Nice photo's, always surprises me(well not really)that someone can take pics like that, go near one of their AFB's take a similar pic and end up in jail.
 
#3
That looks like "we dont care about F35, look...we have our own...honest"!
 
#4
Nice photo's, always surprises me(well not really)that someone can take pics like that, go near one of their AFB's take a similar pic and end up in jail.
That's because this is a commercial model that has nothing to do with the military or current ops. There's more chance of Jennifer Anniston stalking me than there is of this ever reaching production!

Regards,
MM
 
#9
BAES are the design consultants for the preliminary stage; other UK companies involved, though no Rolls Royce, who had previously been tipped to design a new super cruise engines for TFX.

First flight was to be on 29 October 2023...
 
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#11
I bet this is made of balsa wood and weighs about 10kg with no moving parts.
You mean the 'ultra-light, radar absorbent and easy to maintain construction', surely?
 
#13
Nice photo's, always surprises me(well not really)that someone can take pics like that, go near one of their AFB's take a similar pic and end up in jail.
It’s controlled environment in a trade show exhibition, you have to have the passes, and contacts / escorts . I took these outside the TA Chalet..

Cheers
 
#15
That's because this is a commercial model that has nothing to do with the military or current ops. There's more chance of Jennifer Anniston stalking me than there is of this ever reaching production!

Regards,
MM
Even so there’s whole bunch of front line stuff on display but for the sake of purposes st likes of Farnborough or Paris or Dubai, the OEM ‘owns’ that a/c and crew for the week. The aircrew could invite or not invite their mates relatives to come and have a look but the manufacturer and their security detail will most likely say a Foxtrot Oscar.

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#18
That's because this is a commercial model that has nothing to do with the military or current ops. There's more chance of Jennifer Anniston stalking me than there is of this ever reaching production!

Regards,
MM
If the little minx starts that sort of thing I will give her a slap and confine her to quarters.
 
#19
Even so there’s whole bunch of front line stuff on display but for the sake of purposes st likes of Farnborough or Paris or Dubai, the OEM ‘owns’ that a/c and crew for the week...
Aircraft that go to airshows are almost invariably heavily sanitised and aircrew briefed on what they can and cannot say. In terms of ordinance, everything will be models like the plastic aeroplane itself.

Regards,
MM
 
#20
Turkey’s dream of this plane coming to fruition, is about on a par with the Anadolou becoming an aircraft carrier with things as they stand at the present time. Its ski ramp profile simply serving as a rather unfortunate reminder that Erdogan’s policies may not always serve Turkey’s interests.

Turkey's unfortunate tactics with RR left it choosing/depending on GE’s F-110 as an initial engine for their indigenous 5th gen project while it joins Russia and China in the attempts to sort out suitable power-plants for their latest 5th Gen offerings

Depending on Turkey’s/Erdogan’s reactions to being barred from the F-35, the F-110 for their dream project may also be in doubt through possible further sanctions through CAATSA.

Russia is still working of the Su-57's Izdelie-30 engine and still flying the Su-35's on the AL-41F1 engine with reduced performance. The -30 engine not estimated to be ready until around 2025 and Su-57 probably not entirely ready for serial production until around 2027.

China’s state of engine development...or lack of, is seeing them purchasing the Sukhoi Su-35S 4++ presumably to supplement what they couldn’t obtain through hacking despite Russia misgivings about Chinese reverse engineering of the aircraft’s thrust-vectoring engine.

China had originally been interested in procuring the AL-41F1S as a stand-alone product but eventually went along with the $2.5 billion contract the Russian’s insisted on, and which has recently been completed.
 
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