List of active aircraft of the Turkish Air Force


Current inventory

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
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 20[2] one dedicated for electronic warfare
CASA CN-235 Spain transport / utility 59[2]
Lockheed C-130 United States tactical airlift C-130B/E 16[1]
Airbus A400M Atlas Spain tactical airlift 9 1 on order[3]
TAI/AgustaWestland T129 ATAK Italy/Turkey attack 54[4]
Bell UH-1 United States utility UH-1H 59[1]
Boeing CH-47 Chinook United States transport CH-47F [5] 11[6]
Sikorsky S-70 United States utility / CSAR T-70 94 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 33[1]
Canadair CF-5 Canada jet trainer NF-5A/B 24[1]
SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 Italy basic trainer 35[1]
Bayraktar TB2 Turkey combat drone 98[7]
TAI Anka Turkey combat drone 22[8]
Vestel Karayel Turkey combat/reconnaissance 10[9]
TAI Gözcü Turkey reconnaissance
TAI Pelikan Turkey reconnaissance
TAI Martı Turkey reconnaissance
Bayraktar Mini UAV Turkey reconnaissance 140+[9]
Malazgirt UAV Turkey reconnaissance 4[9]
TAI Baykuş Turkey reconnaissance
IAI Heron Israel reconnaissance 10[9]
TAI Keklik Turkey target drone
TAI Şimşek Turkey target drone
TAI Turna Turkey target drone

See also


  1. "World Air Forces 2018". Flightglobal Insight. 2018. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. "Airbus Orders" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  4. "Turkey – CH-47F CHINOOK Helicopters - The Official Home of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency". Archived from the original on 2019-03-21. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  5. "Turkey Receives First of Five CH-47 Chinooks on Order". Rotor & Wing International. 28 August 2018. Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
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