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T-129 Atak & Turkish Attack Helicopter Programs

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US economy and US military industrial complex functions such that R&D of a conventional helicopter would cost billions as well.

I believe this type of aircraft is still much cheaper to develop, produce and maintain than the tilt rotors like V-22 Osprey while accomplishing the same task. The money spent on this would be well worth it. And it would give Turkey great export abilities since we would be basically unrivaled. Cash inflow from the exports would more than pay for the initial investment.


I don't disagree, I just think that T129 covers our needs right now and we can take our time to come up with something that is truly the best

instead of just another AH-64 or Mi-28

I'll do you one better, we don't even need T929's type of helicopter as well in the short term thanks to T-70's production line finally getting started. The focus should be the F-16's OZGUR upgrade program considering we are falling behind regional air forces. We can easily developed a Viper package equivalent.
 

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I'll do you one better, we don't even need T929's type of helicopter as well in the short term thanks to T-70's production line finally getting started. The focus should be the F-16's OZGUR upgrade program considering we are falling behind regional air forces. We can easily developed a Viper package equivalent.
Probably...
 

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It costs money, and the airframe are so old that overhauling them may not solve their problem.
Well it's not like the airframe actually matters. This is a helicopter it flies with rotors. The body doesn't generate any lift... or really do anything

It could basically fly like this:
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Well it's not like the airframe actually matters. This is a helicopter it flies with rotors. The body doesn't generate any lift... or really do anything

It could basically fly like this:
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The airframe very much matters. If the frame is damaged due to age or rust, it can make any fix problematic.
 

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The airframe very much matters. If the frame is damaged due to age or rust, it can make any fix problematic.
you can reforge the overstressed parts, and replace the rusty ones... shouldn't be much of an issue

The bigger problem is that... these single engine early cobras aren't really fit for modern combat.
 

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