List of active aircraft of the Turkish Air Force

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Current inventory[edit]

An F-16 takes off from Konya Air Base, during Exercise Anatolian Eagle
Turkey operates the Bell UH-1H helicopter
A Turkish CASA CN-235M on take off
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
TAI Hürkuş Turkey COIN C 12 on order[1]
F-4 Phantom II United States fighter-bomber F-4E 49[1]
F-16 Fighting Falcon United States multirole F-16C/D 245[1] D variant also provides conversion training
F-35 Lightning II United States multirole F-35A 2 on order, delivery was halted due to political issues[2]
Boeing 737 AEW&C United States AEW E-7A 4[1]
Maritime Patrol
CASA CN-235 Spain patrol / utility 2[1]
KC-135 Stratotanker United States aerial refueling KC-135R 7[1]
Transall C-160 Germany transport / utility 15[1] one dedicated for electronic warfare
CASA CN-235 Spain transport / utility 42[1]
Lockheed C-130 United States tactical airlift C-130B/E 16[1]
Airbus A400M Atlas Spain tactical airlift 5 5 on order[3]
Bell UH-1 United States utility UH-1H 59[1]
Boeing CH-47 Chinook United States transport CH-47F [4] 7[5] 11 on order [6]
Sikorsky S-70 United States utility / CSAR T-70 6 on order[1] - licensed built by TAI
Eurocopter AS332 France utility / transport 21[1]
Trainer Aircraft
KAI KT-1 Republic of Korea trainer / light attack 40[1]
TAI Hürkuş Turkey advanced trainer B 15 on order[1]
T-38 Talon United States jet trainer 68[1]
Canadair CF-5 Canada jet trainer NF-5A/B 24[1]
SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 Italy basic trainer 35[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "World Air Forces 2018". Flightglobal Insight. 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Lockheed presents F-35 to Turkey amid US lawmaker opposition". Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Airbus Orders" (PDF). Retrieved 26 June 2018.
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