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Hi,


from Air International,here is a more Info about the THK company's aircraft and projects,from THK-1
up to THK-16.

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Also from an old "air international"

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Thank you my dear Toura.

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My THK list. Mostly the same info ... but at least it is Google friendly  ;)
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Türk Hava Kurumu Uçak Fabrikası - Turkish Air Agency Aircraft Factory

Numbered THK Uçak Fabrikası aircraft designations were applied only to original designs. So, for example, the licensed THK-Miles 14 Magister bears no relationship to the THK-14 (a 2-seat training glider).

Designations may be rendered as T.H.K.1 or THK.1 but the most common style seen in modern Turkish publications is THK-1 (so I have stuck to that hyphenated form throughout).

Since THK designs were taken over by MKE, I've added 'MKEK' designations at the bottom for convenience.
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THK Aircraft Designations

THK-1 -- 1941 low-winged troop/freight glider, span 26.0 m
 - THK-1: 1 + 11 troops, wood const., 1 x prototype
 -- http://www.airwar.ru/enc/glider/thk1.html

THK-2 -- 1944 single-seat monoplane aerobatic trainer, span 8.0 m
 - THK-2 : 1 x 135 hp DH Gipsy Major, 2 prototypes, 4 x production
 - MKEK-2: 1952 MKE THK.2 development, x 6 production aircraft
 -- http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1949/1949%20-%200547.html
 -- http://www.airwar.ru/enc/other2/thk2.html

THK-3 - 1945-1946 reverse-engineered DFS Habicht sailplane, x 6
 -- aka THK-03 or, simply, Planörü (Glider)
 -- http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1949/1949%20-%200546.html

THK-4 -- 1945 reverse-engineered Antonov US-4 training glider, x 40
 -- aka THK-04
 -- MKEK-6 - MKE-built 2-seat US-4/THK-4 training glider, x 10

THK-5 -- 1945 twin-engined, low-wing, cabin monoplane, x 13
 - THK-5 : 2 x 165 hp DH Gipsy Majors, wooden const., span 14.63 m
 -- THK-5 air ambulance was the prototype for the series THK.5A/THK.10
 -- http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1949/1949%20-%200547.html
 - THK-5A: 6-seat utility transport vers., x 9
 - THK-10: THK-5A development (see below), x 3
 
THK-6 -- [Project] 19?? sailplane, abandoned

THK-7 –- 1946 reverse-engineered Antonov PS-2* parasol glider, x 40
 -- aka THK-07
 -- * Note, some sources say the THK-7 was a US Franklin PS-2 copy
 -- http://www.mmo.org.tr/resimler/dosya_ekler/efde9027a17b85c_ek.pdf?dergi=1336
 
THK-8 -- [Project] 19?? sailplane, abandoned

THK-9 –- 1947 reverse-engineered Sheremetev Sh-5 parasol glider, x 40
 -- aka THK-09
 - MKEK-7: THK.9 training glider development by MKE, x 5 production

THK-10 - 194? 2-engined light transport, refined THK-5A, light transport, x 3

THK-11 - 1950 3-seat, twin-boomed light touring monoplane
 - THK-11: High-winged pusher layout, tricycle landing gear
 -- Preserved at Türk Hava Kurumu Müzesi, Ankara
 -- http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dosya:THK11.jpg
 -- https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1949/1949%20-%201678.html

THK-12 - 1949 [Project] twin-engined 12 pax/cargo transport
 - THK-12: 2 x 550 hp P&W Wasp radials, project abandoned*
 -- * One source claims 1 x THK-12 was completed but no prod'n
 -- http://www.mmo.org.tr/resimler/dosya_ekler/784b70742141814_ek.pdf?dergi=1320

THK-13 - 19?? tailless aerodynamics research glider, 65' 7" span
 - THK-13: Flying wing, wooden construction with fabric covering
 -- http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1949/1949%20-%200546.html

THK-14 - 1950 side-by-side 2-seat training glider, 1 x prototype

THK-15 - 1955 2-seat tandem basic trainer,* span 9.50 m, x 75 (MKEK-4)
 - THK-15: 1 x 145 hp DH Gipsy Major 4-cyl inverted in-line
 -- * THK-15 was an updated Magister with a cockpit canopy
 -- MKEK-4 Uğur (Luck): MKE production of THK-15 trainer prototype

THK-16 - [Project] 1952 twin-jet 2-seat military trainer, span 10 m
 - THK-16: 2 x Turbomeca Pimene turbojets (opt'l Turbomeca Palas)
 -- aka Mehmetçik (Soldier), designed by Eng. Selahattin Belen
 -- http://webarsiv.hurriyet.com.tr/2004/03/21/431316.asp
 - MKEK-3: [Project] MKE designation for planned THK-16 production

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Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu -- Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation

MKE MKEK Aircraft Designations

MKEK-1 - [Project] 1952 light AOP a/c, abandoned
 - MKEK-1: Note, Gözcü was an MKE design, not of THK origin
 -- aka MKEK-1 Gözcü (Observer)

MKEK-2 - Single-seat aerobatic trainer based on THK-2, x 6

MKEK-3 - [Project] MKE designation for planned THK-16 production, x 0

MKEK-4 - MKE production of THK-15 trainer prototype, x 60
 -- aka MKEK-4 Uğur (Luck)

MKEK-5 - [Project] MKE desig. for planned THK-5A/THK-10 production, x 0

MKEK-6 - Two-seat high-wing training glider, based on THK-4,  x 10

MKEK-7 - MKE production of THK-9 training glider, x 5
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« Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 07:49:41 pm by Apophenia »

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Nice job, Apophenia. ;)
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As usual my dear Apophenia,perfect.

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Vecihi Hürkus Aircraft Designations

Rather than add another designation subject heading, I thought put the aircraft of minor Turkish designer, Vecihi Hürkus, here. At first better known as a pilot, Vecihi seems to have begun by designing aircraft from salvage parts. Can anyone add to this list?

Designs are designated with Roman numerals ... sometimes shown with prefixes -- 'K' and 'SK' -- and prefixes 'STM' and 'D'. The 'D', for Deniz/Sea, was applied to floatplanes. Perhaps a Turkish memeber could suggest what the other letters refer to?

Vecihi VI -- 1924 2-seat recce biplane (from salvaged parts)
 -- aka Vecihi K-VI, first flight Izmir, 28 Jan 1925
 -- http://www.tayyareci.com/bagisucak/vecihikVI.asp
 -- http://cdn.listelist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/19-vecihi-k6-ucagi.jpg

Vecihi X --- 1933 2-seat touring aircraft*
 -- aka Vecihi SK-X, registration TC-S.V
 -- "a modernized version of the Vecihi XIV"
 -- * Note,Vecihi X also desig. of 1930 speedboat

Vecihi XI - a/c model displayed at 1930 Ankara trade fair
 -- aka Vecihi Y-XI, registration TC-S.VI

Vecihi XIV - Sept 1930, 2-seat single-engined trainer/sport a/c
 -- aka Vecihi K-XIV, x 1, reg: TC-S.I, TC-S.II (modified)
 -- http://www.tayyareci.com/bagisucak/vecihiXIV.asp
 - Vecihi XIVD: Vecihi XIV seaplane, x 1 conversion
 -- http://cdn.listelist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/38-vecihi-k14.jpg

Vecihi XV -- 1933, 3-seat multi-purpose aircraft x 2
 - Vecihi XV: Braced low-wing monoplane, radial engine
 -- aka Vecihi XV STM, registration TC-S.III
 -- http://www.tayyareci.com/bagisucak/vecihiXV.asp

Vecihi XVI - 1934 4-seat low-wing cabin monoplane, x 1
 -- aka Vecihi K-XVI 'Nuri Bey' (after Nuri Demirag)
 -- Vecihi K-XVI registration TC-S.IV
 -- http://www.tayyareci.com/bagisucak/vecihiXVI.asp
 -- http://cdn.listelist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/44-vecihi-k-16-nuri-bey.jpg
 - Vecihi XVID: Vecihi XVI seaplane, aka 'S-XVI', x 1

Vecihi XVII - 1938  high-wing monoplane passenger a/c
 -- aka Vecihi K-XVII, registration TC-S.VI, x 1
« Last Edit: June 01, 2014, 12:49:16 pm by Apophenia »

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Hi,
The aircraft pictured in the link about the model XV is actually the Vecihi XVI D (model XVI mounted on floats).
The actual Vecihi XV was a different low-wing three-seat monoplane registered TC-S.III, see http://www.tayyareci.com/bagisucak/vecihiXV.asp

According to the book Turkish Aircraft Production by Tuncay Deniz, one example each was made of the XV and XVI. The XVI D was the same example mounted on floats.

In the same source, it is said that the XIV D is one of the two XIV built, mounted on floats, and the aircraft registered TC-S.V is described as "a modernized version of the Vecihi XIV".

By the way, maybe one should change the heading to "Turkish aircraft designations" ?

Adrien

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Merci Adrien!

I've made the corrections for Vecihi Hürkus designations and added appropriate aircraft type links from http://www.tayyareci.com/bagisucak/ .

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Very great work my dear Apophenia,


also please see;


http://www.tuncay-deniz.com/ENGLISH/V__HURKUS/v__hurkus.html

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Re: THK (Türk Hava Kurumu - Turkish Aeronautical Association) Designations
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 04:47:42 am »
I found a Turkish aviation site, with some photo galleries, dedicated to history of native aircraft.


Among them:
set of tailless glider THK-13' photos
http://kokpit.aero/index.php?route=image/image_gallery&image_gallery_id=330


set of Nu.D. 38 two-engined civil aircraft
http://kokpit.aero/index.php?route=image/image_gallery&image_gallery_id=76&page=2





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Re: THK (Türk Hava Kurumu - Turkish Aeronautical Association) Designations
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2015, 11:12:14 am »
Great find, thanks!
These links reveal that there was a book (in Turkish) about the THK-13, titled Uçan Kanat THK-13, by Mustafa Kılıç.