The first attack helicopter created in Turkey

The first attack helicopter created in Turkey



The development of the first attack helicopter T-129 intended for transfer to the armament of the Turkish Air Force is carried out according to the schedule. The accident that occurred in March 2010 of the year and led to the fall of the Mongoose A-129 helicopter did not cause a delay in the implementation of the national ATAK program to develop a modern T-129 reconnaissance-impact tactical helicopter for the Turkish Air Force.

7 August 2011, the prototype of a combat helicopter T129B made its first flight. The peculiarity of this helicopter, which received the P6 serial number, is that it is not only assembled in Turkey, but also developed by local engineers at the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) state association in Ankara. The prototype Р6 is equipped with a prototype of an all-weather and around-the-clock search and aiming complex of the type AselFLIR-300T produced by the Turkish company Aselsan. As the main weapons The layout of the 20-mm turret gun was installed.

The main model of the T129 helicopter is a modified and improved version of the Italian-made AgustaWestland A129 International combat helicopter, which won the well-known long-term competition of the Turkish military aircraft ATAK for a combat helicopter. The $ 2007 billion 2,7 contract provides for the manufacture of the first T51B serial helicopter with the option to supply the 129 machine in TAI 41, Turkey. In 2010, a contract was additionally signed for the "accelerated" assembly of nine T129A configuration air machines from the kits supplied by AgustaWestland. In the future, 9 combat helicopters, delivered in the primary configuration, will be supplemented to the full version of the serial model.

These machines will partially satisfy the urgent needs of the Turkish Air Force and will differ from the final version with a simplified weapon system, avionics and less powerful engines. For example, they will not be equipped with anti-tank missiles. The final version of the T-129 ATAK will, according to the creators, be equipped with a powerful CTS800-4A engine, which is selected to enhance the technical capabilities of the helicopter for useful operation in hot and high-altitude conditions.

During the international exhibition IDEF-2011, Aselsan demonstrated the cabin layout of the T-129 ATAK helicopter, which is used in tests of the AselFLIR-300T thermal aiming and surveillance system, as well as the special helmet-mounted target indication system AVCI. Aselsan is also working on the development of all software for the helicopter.
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  1. PSih2097 24 August 2011 12: 23 New
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    Something attack helicopters have a lot in common:
    AN-64 Apache:

    Mi28 Night Hunter:

    A129 Mangusta:
    [img]] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Agusta_A129_Mangu
    sta_Italian_Army.JPG / 800px-Agusta_A129_Mangusta_Italian_Army.JPG [/ img]

    True mongoose looks like a very thin mi-24
    1. Order 24 August 2011 13: 26 New
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      The same tactical tasks provoke similar decisions, and of course, a tribute to fashion ...
    2. Dovmont
      Dovmont 24 August 2011 18: 27 New
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      The duck in the second photo is not a "mongoose", but the Mi-28 "Night Hunter" - burst my eyes !! wassat
  2. hellbringer
    hellbringer 24 August 2011 13: 33 New
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    But while we are closing Zhukovka, the Turks are actively developing their achievements, + factories + jobs. Well done, no words.
  3. datur 24 August 2011 14: 47 New
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    Serdyukov optimizes, and all others develop. and for helicopters the trend is this.
  4. MaxArt
    MaxArt 24 August 2011 16: 55 New
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    In my opinion, the Turks could not do without licking the Apache ... they are very similar, even the tail.
  5. Dovmont
    Dovmont 24 August 2011 18: 23 New
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    Marshal should offer stools to buy helicopters from Turkey.
  6. sirToad
    sirToad 2 October 2011 07: 38 New
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    however, our sworn friends are scurrying .... armored vehicles are already doing, they are developing a tank, they have already reached the turntables. right vector. do they really have a single progressive reformer to explain that weapons are shit, but is it better to live in tourism and sell mink coats and sheepskin coats?
  7. kesa1111
    kesa1111 17 October 2011 18: 27 New
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    There are not enough helicopters for the next 15 years, everyone and any. Who will be able to organize mass production will thoroughly earn. There were a dozen proposals for the production of major competitors at our facilities. For disagreement, even sabotage of engine deliveries under signed contracts (Mi 38)
  8. Fireman
    Fireman 1 December 2011 16: 01 New
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    Turkey can only sew jeans and leather jackets! Do not understand technology ...
    1. Lea
      Lea 11 December 2011 22: 12 New
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      Fireman,
      learn nothing
      and technology will master and go on
      the main desire fellow
      Turks are hardworking people, they will be able to smile
      1. Fallin
        Fallin April 17 2012 15: 51 New
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        Ryuzke and Aryans masturbate with fear