Category Archives: Turkish Air Force

F-102 Delta Dagger in Turkish Air Force

Written by the military aviation historian Levent Başara, this book tells the short story of the “F-102 Delta Dagger” in the Turkish Air Force.

Prepared in Turkish and English, the book is 76 pages in full color. It includes around 280 photographs (most of which have not been published before) from the Turkish Air Force archives and from private collections both in Turkey and abroad. The details of the air defence sorties performed by the F-102s over Aegean Sea in 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation is the most interesting part of the book. The information given shows that F-102s successfully completed the interception missions. In another chapter, the writer tells about the reasons of the early retirement of the Delta Daggers. Beautiful drawings of the F-102s in different colors were also given to help modelers. Finally, at the back of the book, the serials numbers of all F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft that entered the Turkish Air Force inventory gives the aviation enthusiasts and researchers a valuable reference. F-102 Delta Dagger in Turkish Air Force is the third book of the series which will follow the other types of fighter aircraft flown by the Turkish Air Force.

Contents:

  • Development of the F-102
  • The Introduction of the F-102 to the Turkish Air Force

  • Pilot Selection and Training

  • The F-102 in Cyprus Peace Operation

  • Decommissioning of the F-102

  • The Surviving F-102s

  • Miscellaneous F-102 Photos

  • Serial Numbers

 

This research study is a top reference book for all the aviation enthusiasts, especially for scale modelers.

For more information contact:

leventbasara@hotmail.com

F-16D Fighting Falcon- Chapter 1

Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon 1/48 – Main Fuselage Details

Kınetic reboxed by Italeri F-16D kit is completed after 5 month works. Kit converted Block 50+  with some additions from Hasegawa F-16 Block 52+.

Livery is for F-16D Block 50+ from 161.squadron 6.Main Jet Base – Bandırma.

This kit is builded to show some scratch build open panel works.

24 scratch build, 8 resin, total 32 open panel builded in 1/48 scale.

The other additions are:

  • Resin cockpit and seats.
  • Resin wheel bays and tires.
  • Resin exhaust nozzle.
  • Resin weapons.
  • Resin Sniper pod.
  • Some photoetch additions like Remove Before Flags.
  • Scratch build FOD covers.

Detailed building phases published in IN PROGRESS section.

This section is for main kits look after finish.Detailed open panel pictures are going to publish later.

Click for Kit Detail

End of this section.

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash – Tanmodel 1/48

img_4925Tanmodel 1/48 scale, box number 2201, RF-84F Thunderflash kit with Turkish Air Force colors, belongs to 1st AB. 114.Filo ESKISEHIR. 1956-1972.

This kit is the second production of the made in Turkey company      TANMODEL. First one was the 1/72 scale TAI HURKUS-A.

This RF-84F is sole RF-84F model with engraved panel lines in scale 1/48. Tanmodel filled this deficiency. Including really nice detailed cockpit, seamless air intake, detailed landing gears  and   amazing   camera parts.

img_4920 img_4915 img_4919Canopy is optionel open or closed. One piece canopy included. Ailerons and flaps are optionel extended or retracted. And camera bay can be build open or closed.

img_4910 img_4909 img_4908 img_4913Eight different decal pattern including Italian, German, Netherlands, USAF, French, Hellenic other than Turkish Air Force decal.

Skill level is 5 by 5 in my opinion. This kit not for beginner certainly. Even though only second kit of the TANMODEL, RF-84F is really nice and acceptable kit. Strongly recommended.

More detailed informations, pictures and building steps about this kit is shared in IN PROGRESS page. Click HERE

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