Hürkuş Basic Trainer Program

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    New Generation Basic Trainer (HÜRKUŞ) Development Program contract was signed between the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries and TAI in March 2006. HÜRKUŞ with day and night mission capability; instrument flight, navigation and formation training phases will be realized.

    Within the framework of the program; two aircraft configurations are being developed.

    • HÜRKUŞ-A: Basic version which is to be certified with EASA according to CS-23 requirements. (Prototype)
    • HÜRKUŞ-B: Advanced version with integrated avionics (including HUD, MFDs, and Mission Computer). (Serial production model)
    • Hürkuş-C: Close Air Support variant for Counter Insurgency role.

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    Design Features:

    • Superior aerodynamic performance, TAI designed wing airfoil
    • 1,600 shp PT6A-68T Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engine
    • Five bladed aluminum Hartzell HC-B5MA-3 propeller
    • Martin-Baker Mk T-16 N 0/0 ejection seats
    • Inverted Flight
    • Good visibility from both cockpits, 50 down-view angle from rear cockpit
    • Comfortable accommodation of wide range of pilot sizes
    • Pressurized cockpit (nominal 4.16 psid)
    • On-Board Oxygen Generating System (OBOGS)
    • Anti-g System
    • Environmental Control System (Vapor Cycle Cooling)
    • Strengthened canopy for bird strike resistance
    • High shock absorbing landing gears for training missions
    • Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS)
    Performance (Calculated*)
    Maximum Cruise Speed 310 KCAS (574 km/h)
    Stall Speed (landing configuration) 77 KCAS (143 km/h)
    Maximum rate of Climb (@ sea level) 4370 ft/min (22 m/s)
    Service Ceiling 34700 ft (10577 m)
    Maximum Endurance (@15,000 ft) 4 h 15 min
    Maximum Range (@15,000 ft) 798 n mile (1478 km)
    Total Take-Off Distance (@ sea level) 1605 ft (489 m)
    Total Landing Distance (@ sea level) 1945 ft (593 m)
    g limits +7 / -3,5g

    *Values given in the table are calculated under International Standard Atmospheric (ISA) conditions.

    https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/hurkus

    “In line with the program schedule, our first aircraft is planned to enter into the inventory in June 2018. Within the first year following the first delivery, we aim to accomplish delivering one or two aircrafts each month and complete the delivery of 15 aircrafts in June 2019, in a total period of 60 months.

    With the inclusion of the Hürkuş-B model into the inventory, the conceptual design activities of the “Hürkuş-C” for fulfilling Turkish Armed Forces’ armed close air support and reconnaissance – surveillance requirements is planned to be initiated simultaneously. Commenting on this issue Ertem said, “Regarding the Hürkuş-C model, our Air Forces Command would have to identify an operation concept and we would create a solution accordingly.

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    http://www.defenceturkey.com/?p=article&i=2041#.VvEnLkX3anM

     
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    TAI announced that two Hurkus prototypes, HUR01 and HUR02 were tested by EASA’s flighttest pilot and flight test engineer on March 22-25.

    The company said the tests were performed successfully after six sorties of certification adaptation flights.

    EASA’s test flight pilot and engineer “did not find any incompatibility” for certification, the company said.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...uilt-hurkus-passes-easa-test-flight/82586942/

    Deliveries expected to start in 2018
     
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    I was always a big fan of those types of planes, personally the Super Tucano is my favorite modern day plane.

     
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