Thursday, June 20, 2019

Turkey: Unveils mock up of their future Stealth fighter

(Paris) Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) have unveiled a model of their future (stealth) fifth-generation TF-X (Turkish Fighter - Experimental) at the Paris airshow.

With its purchase of the F35 somewhat in the air, Turkey looks set to go it alone with an ambitious plan for a country which has never built an indigenous fighter jet to have the above plane flying in 6 years time and taken into service in 10.  Seeing as the F35 took over 20 years to get from design to being delivered , the Russian T-50 and the Chinese J-20 set to follow the same time frame. I'll tip my hat to the Turks if they pull this off.