TR TF-X KAAN Fighter Jet

Sanchez

Experienced member
Moderator
Think Tank Analyst
DefenceHub Diplomat
Messages
1,780
Reactions
63 8,010
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey
"Let them embarrass me if they can, I'll be satisfied."

I wrote this back in 2018 on TF-X. And today, I am so, so happy to be proven wrong and embarrassed. What a great day to be alive to have witnessed this event, even though I had to be away for the day and keep my excitement to myself while viewing the videos on mute. Those young engineers and technicians who gave their all to make this thing fly and land safely have the gratitude of this country on their hands.

Hard part is complete, now to the harder parts, it's just beginning.

Look at this big boy!

oMviJ24.jpeg
 

Soldier30

Contributor
Messages
1,265
Reactions
8 724
Nation of residence
Russia
Nation of origin
Russia
The first flight of the Turkish prototype of the fifth generation fighter KAAN took place today. The KAAN fighter has been developed by Turk Ucak Sanayi since 2017. The KAAN fighter should replace the American-made Turkish F-16 fighters and may compete with the F-35 and F-22 aircraft. The Ukrainian Air Force also plans to purchase the KAAN fighter. It is worth noting that the development of the fighter will continue until 2028, then they plan to begin its serial production. Developers need to improve the active phased array radar and aircraft engines. At the moment, the aircraft cannot carry out supersonic flight at cruising speed; engine development is one of the most difficult stages in the development of the aircraft. The flight of the KAAN fighter lasted 13 minutes, it reached an altitude of 2400 meters and a speed of 425 km/h.

 

Rooxbar

Contributor
Think Tank Analyst
Messages
492
Reactions
43 1,554
Nation of residence
Nethelands
Nation of origin
Turkey
I am so happy i didnt even realize the irst and eots enclosures were missing until i read the article 😅
First it's "another Qaher 313", then the prototype emerges and it's "it will be years before it flies, if it does", after it flies it's now "not stealth but reduced observability", tomorrow it's gonna be engine is this and that. To summarize, they will never hand it to you if they're not decent objective people. You can never expect them to concede, you just have to make progress to force them into new fault-findings.
 

Anmdt

Experienced member
Naval Specialist
Professional
Messages
5,249
Solutions
2
Reactions
101 23,491
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey
Everybody quiettt..
I was waiting for this, it makes me happy too see they are aware of the challenges ahead, and they know what to do, or what they are currently doing. Unlike some claim it is not a project accelarated out of nowhere, it has a good foundation beneath. Hope the rest will be completed in such manner. Allah yollarini acik etsin.

And elevator motion is explained by the test pilot. Damn he is the calmest man i met.

First it's "another Qaher 313", then the prototype emerges and it's "it will be years before it flies, if it does", after it flies it's now "not stealth but reduced observability", tomorrow it's gonna be engine is this and that. To summarize, they will never hand it to you if they're not decent objective people. You can never expect them to concede, you just have to make progress to force them into new fault-findings.
Oh i love Qaher, it looks exotic. Was it 6th or 7th gen? I missed that but it looks so cool.
 

Ahlatshah

Active member
Messages
55
Reactions
9 257
Nation of residence
Turkey
Nation of origin
Turkey

From the Pilot:

- Aircraft was sending over 10.000 real time data to ground

- Test control center consists of 50 engineers from 15 different disciplines. They are able to follow the flight much earlier than I felt or saw.

- They gave clearance to me every stage of flight

- Following pilot monitoring the external view of the aircraft in case of leaking fuel.

- Movement of horizontal stabilizers are normal behavior of control characteristics of aircraft because flight control computer wants to preserve take off very precisely during low speed
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TUSAŞ: Not just an aerospace company, but also a Professional high technology organization
 

Slayer

Active member
Messages
116
Reactions
1 216
Nation of residence
Denmark
Nation of origin
Turkey
I cannot get over the feeling that this aircraft, as we see it today, has been made possible in large part by the Americans by denying F-35s to Turkey.

Thank you america for doing your part to Make Turkey Great Again !

I believe that, had the F-35 been in service with Turkey, the KAAN would be largely a prestige project today. The design would not have been so ambitious, the development speed would certainly have been significantly slower, and the Turkish government could conceivably at some point get cold feet on the project because the cost of bringing it into service is likely in the range of $20-40 billion (that is my guesstimate, of course).

As it is, denying F-35s to Turkey has been a gigantic blunder by the US.

The KAAN, as a fully domestic heavyweight air superiority stealth fighter, is the first benefit of this move to Turkey.

In a few years, when the Siper Block 2 and Block 3 complete development, we will see the other benefit because I expect that Turkey will want to have a domestic equivalent of the 9M96E2 and the 48N6E3 missiles from the S-400 system which they can now reverse engineer without worry.

Now TAI....get us that engine.
I totally agree. And the list is endless.
 

boredaf

Contributor
Messages
1,092
Solutions
1
Reactions
11 3,026
Nation of residence
United Kingdom
Nation of origin
Turkey

View attachment 65803
Many Yunan Assholes is twitching very hard 😎
National Interest is a rag that isn't even worth sharing, let alone taking seriously on anything.
 

Nilgiri

Experienced member
Moderator
Aviation Specialist
Messages
9,498
Reactions
111 19,261
Nation of residence
Canada
Nation of origin
India
"Let them embarrass me if they can, I'll be satisfied."

I wrote this back in 2018 on TF-X. And today, I am so, so happy to be proven wrong and embarrassed. What a great day to be alive to have witnessed this event, even though I had to be away for the day and keep my excitement to myself while viewing the videos on mute. Those young engineers and technicians who gave their all to make this thing fly and land safely have the gratitude of this country on their hands.

Hard part is complete, now to the harder parts, it's just beginning.

Look at this big boy!

oMviJ24.jpeg

The pictures are great! Congratulations to Turkish nation 🇹🇷
 

Angry Turk !!!

Well-known member
Messages
438
Reactions
3 1,028
Nation of residence
Germany
Nation of origin
Turkey
First it's "another Qaher 313", then the prototype emerges and it's "it will be years before it flies, if it does", after it flies it's now "not stealth but reduced observability", tomorrow it's gonna be engine is this and that. To summarize, they will never hand it to you if they're not decent objective people. You can never expect them to concede, you just have to make progress to force them into new fault-findings.
Classic westoid cope, nothing new.
 

TR_123456

Experienced member
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
4,870
Reactions
11,995
Nation of residence
Nethelands
Nation of origin
Turkey
How much do you want to party? On a level of 1 - 10...

Turks on this thread: YES
I drank for the first time in my life during the day,and i only drank RAKI which i normally only drink with meze and women.
And i was nice to people,all day.
Should tell you something. 😁 😁 😁
But @Ripley will be KIA!!!:mad::mad::mad:
 

Nilgiri

Experienced member
Moderator
Aviation Specialist
Messages
9,498
Reactions
111 19,261
Nation of residence
Canada
Nation of origin
India
It's truly a great accomplishment. But it was only a matter of time once the prototype first rolled out.

I don't see a luneberg lens, so I guess low RCS may have got verified up in the air for first time.

There will be a huge amount of debrief and analysis for lot of av-geeks to do in general for some time now.
 

Follow us on social media

Top Bottom