We’ve seen some exciting news from the IDEF show in Istanbul this week, where Turkish Aerospace Industries has revealed imagery showing three potential designs for the nation’s TFX future fighter.
Turkish fighter concept breaks cover
By Craig Hoyle on 9 May, 2013 in Uncategorised
Two are single-engined concepts – with and without canards, while the best-looking (to my mind, at least) is the twin-engined beast pictured below. Keen-eyed DEW Liners will detect a peculiar curve to the forward fuselage, but that’s just due to the angle at which the TAI poster was photographed by our correspondent Tolga Ozbek. Thanks to Flightglobal’s ace editorial artist Tim Bicheno-Brown for adding the new background.
If the programme proceeds, we could see this Turkish delight take to the air as an F-16 replacement around 2023. Click here to see Tolga’s full article about the designs elsewhere on Flightglobal.
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