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2019-06-21 The Grand Turk
Turkey unveils new 5th generation fighter jet
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Posted by Fred 2019-06-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6473 views ]  Top
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#1 the reason small countries don't usually build these kind of premium jet fighters is that theu

- cost a lot

- tie up enormous amounts of capital and high quality engineering personnel

- require a lot of testing over years before completing

Turkey will probably not finish this project.
Posted by lord garth 2019-06-21 02:52||   2019-06-21 02:52|| Front Page Top

#2 Got a ways to go...after all:

"the sins of the fathers will fall on the backs of their children, yea unto the seventh generation"
Posted by Mercutio 2019-06-21 08:37||   2019-06-21 08:37|| Front Page Top

#3 5th generation my butt. Maybe... MAYBE a 4+ generation.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-06-21 08:56||   2019-06-21 08:56|| Front Page Top

#4 in 2023 there will be a real machine, and first flight is in 2025, and in ...

Dates pulled out of a fez cap. Shows what they know about the dev cycle of a fighter jet. Any remotely competent engineering company can make a fuselage from design and material specs.

Turkey wants to go from this


to this
Posted by Dron66046 2019-06-21 09:55||   2019-06-21 09:55|| Front Page Top

#5 Who, pray tell, is going to sell them the high, very high performance jet engines the 5th-Gen fighter will need? Shangri-La? Erewhon? Atlantis?
Posted by magpie 2019-06-21 19:52||   2019-06-21 19:52|| Front Page Top

#6 ^^Think of all the problems the Russians, Chinese and lately the Indians have had trying to get a high performance jet engine that they can produce locally...!
Posted by magpie 2019-06-21 19:55||   2019-06-21 19:55|| Front Page Top

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