The Turkish Air Force (Turkish: Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Turkish Armed Forces. The Turkish Air Force can trace its origins back to June 1911 when it was founded by the Ottoman Empire, however, the air force as it is known today did not come into existence until 1923 with the creation of the Republic of Turkey.
As of 2012 the Turkish Air Force ranks third in NATO in terms of fleet size behind the United States Air Force and the Royal Air Force. According to the Flight International (Flightglobal.com) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Turkish Air Force has an active strength of 60,000 military personnel and operates around 700 manned aircraft.
... Unit Location Number Lost Notes Warship D-354 Kocatepe Turkish Navy Unknown North West of Cyprus 1 The Turkish destroyer D-354 Kocatepe was ... Warship D-353 Adatepe Turkish Navy Unknown North West of Cyprus 1 The Turkish destroyer D-353 Adatepe was erroneously attacked and damaged by Turkish fighter aircraft ... Warship D-355 Tinaztepe Turkish Navy Unknown North West of Cyprus 1 The Turkish destroyer D-355 Tinaztepe was erroneously attacked and damaged by Turkish fighter aircraft ...
... This force was heavily committed to operations over Cyprus for the duration of the 1974 invasion, and consisted of multiple fighter squadrons equipped with F-5, RF-84F, F-100, F-102 and F-104 combat aircraft, as well ...
... Turkey portal Aviation portal Turkish Stars Solo Türk List of Commanders of the Turkish Air Force ...
... By the end of summer 1930, the Turkish Air Force was bombing Kurdish positions around Mount Ararat from all directions ... According to General Ihsan Nuri, the military superiority of Turkish Air Force demoralized Kurds and led to their capitulation ... During the insurrection, the Turkish Air Force also bombed several Kurdish tribes and villagers ...
... Number Lost Notes Main Battle Tank M47 Turkish Army 39th Divisional Tank Battalion Nicosia Airport 5 Five Turkish M47 Patton tanks were lost along the western approach ... Fighter aircraft F-100D Turkish Air Force Various North Cyprus 2 Turkish F-100D Super Sabres 54-2238 of 172 Filo and 54-22?? of 171 Filo were lost in action on 22 July over Cyprus due to enemy fire ... Fighter aircraft F-100C Turkish Air Force 171 Filo Turkey 1 A Turkish F-100C of 171 Filo was lost in a landing accident after returning from a combat sortie over Cyprus ...
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