TAI Hürkuş C Ground Attack Aircraft Tests L UMTAS Missile
The TAI Hürkuş (Free Bird) is a tandem two-seat, low-wing, single-engine, turboprop aircraft being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as a new basic trainer and ground attack aircraft for the Turkish Armed Forces.
The aircraft is named after Vecihi Hürkuş, a World War I and Turkish Independence War veteran pilot, a Turkish aviation pioneer and the first Turkish airplane manufacturer.
On 7 April 2017, a Hürkuş-C fired a Roketsan L-UMTAS anti-tank missile that successfully hit the target on the ground.
Role : ground attack aircraft
National origin: Turkey
Manufacturer : Turkish Aerospace Industries
First flight: 29 August 2013[
Status: In production (2016)
Number built: 4 prototypes