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Turkish Air Force Museum
(Hava Kuvvetleri Müzesi)
Yesilköy, Istanbul, Turkey
2016
A very impressive collection of former Turkish Air Force aircraft, most of which are displayed in the sun with a few of the older types displayed inside a modern building. Unfortunately my visit in May 2016 coincided with building works and for a reason that could not be explained to me 13 exhibits held in a seperate compound was off limits.
Yes, this museum is all about the Turkish Air Force
Left to right: Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (28941 '941').
Left to right: Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (51-1901 '1901'),
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (0-53386 '386').
Left to right: Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (11917 '1917'),
Canadiar CL-13 Sabre (268).
Lockheed RT-33A Shooting Star (1543 '8-543')
Left to right: Lockheed RT-33A Shooting Star (1543 '8-543'),
Bell UH-1H Iroquois (69-15724),
Robinson Helicopter R-22 (10370).
Left to right: North American F-100D Super Sabre (54-2245 'FW-245').
Left to right: North American F-100C Super Sabre (54-2089 '3-089').
Cessna T-37C Tweety Bird (39835 '2-835' 'TE-835').
Left to right: Cessna T-37C Tweety Bird (39835 '2-835' 'TE-835')
Northrop NF-5A Freedom Fighter (3070 '3-070').
Left to right: Northrop NF-5A Freedom Fighter (3022 '22'),
McDonnel Douglas F-4E Phantom II (67-0360),
General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (89-0032).
F-104G Starfighter (22344 '4-344') at the entrance to the museum.
Left to right: Lockheed F-104S Starfighter (6868).
Canadian Car T-34A Mentor (24216 'OK-16')
Left to right: Canadian Car T-34A Mentors (24216 'OK-16' and 24220 'OK-20' '2-220').
Douglas C-54D Skymaster (10683 'ETi-683')
Left to right: Douglas C-54D Skymaster (10683 'ETi-683').
Left to right: Vickers 794D Viscount (430).
Left to right: C160D Transall (69-022).
Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (6390 '9-930')
Left to right: Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (6390 '9-930').
Left to right: Douglas C-47A Skytrain (6052 'YSL-52').
Left to right: Douglas C-47B  Skytrain (6008 'H-008')
Grumman S-2E tracker (149877 'TCB-877').
Left to right: Sikorsky UH-19B Chickasaw (52-7577).
Dornier Do 28B-1 Skyservant (10013)
Left to right: Dornier Do 27H-2 Skyservant (10293) with Kara Kuvvetleri (KK- Turkish Army),
Bellanca 7GCBC (10104),
Cessna U-17 (11357).
Left to right: Dornier Do 28D-2 (10022) and Dornier Do 28D-1 (unmarked reported as 10020) just inside the main gate.
PZL 24G (2145)
Left to right: (2145) PZL 24G Polish fighter aircraft, designed in mid-1930s,
de Havilland DH89A Dragon Rapide (TC-ERK),
Bergfalke II (5824).
Left to right: MKE-44 Ugur (44 registered TC-KUS),
Curtis CW-22R Falcon (15),
Piper L-21B Super Cub (10306).
Left to right: Miles M.14A Magister (77 c/n 5077 registered TC-KAH) single-engine two-seat trainer aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Philips and Powis Aircraft, later Miles Aircraft Limited, this example was first flown in 1948 with Turk Hava Kuvvetleri,
Miles Kayseri Tayyare Fabr M.14A Magister (09-001) first flown in 1942.
Left to right: KiBM Mavi Isik G (unmarked),
PZL 104 Wilga (TC-ECL).