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Turkish Indigenous Helicopter Program

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Not a lots been said in the past about this there appears to be a veil of secrecy around lol

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another concept/predesign
very similar to AW139 family
 

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Nice find Stimpy75.
 

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Looks a bit like an iron bird test rig.
 

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Arikopter is a project from İstanbul university i believe(or another university) not from TAİ
 

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Looking at the first picture in this thread, why do I keep thinking RAH-66 Comanche...?

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stimpy75 said:
Arikopter is a project from İstanbul university i believe(or another university) not from TAİ
Yes, but all such projects seem invariably to fall under that generic 'Turkish Indigenous Helicopter' label.
 

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Indeed those are very informative. Very much shows Agusta/Westland influence. I think these are the "real deal".
 

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another pic and some infos
it will be in the 5t class bigger than the EC145 and a little bit smaller than the AW-139


more info here(sry in turkish)
http://kokpit.aero/iste-yerli-helikopter
 

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and a video
http://youtu.be/4F0Lm1oav6I
 

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Nice find Stimpy75.
 

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another updated illustration
the similarity to AW-139/169 is undeniable
 

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Given the close ties with AW, I would have been surprised to see tremendous differences.
 

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SSM has decided to startup the continuation of the shelved "Aricopter" project. Aricopter project was started in 2003 by ROTAM of the Istanbul technical university and funded by DPT (state planning institute). By 2009 the design and prototyping was started and by 2011 the prototype was ready and to start her flight test but due to budget funding reasons the project got shelved. SSM decided now to continue the shelved Aricopter project, TAI is now tasked to takeover the ground and flight tests after a 4 years break...
 

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Very nice pictures Stimpy75.
 

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stimpy75 said:
Mockup to be presented at İDEF 2017 next week
Wow,congratulation Stimpy.
 

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The same one or not ?;

http://www.planobrazil.com/nova-imagem-do-projeto-turco-par-aum-helicoptero-leve/
 

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hesham said:
The same one or not ?;

http://www.planobrazil.com/nova-imagem-do-projeto-turco-par-aum-helicoptero-leve/
Very much doubt it as the picture is of the RAH-66 Comanche dynamic components in a simplified fuselage.
 

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yasotay said:
Very much doubt it as the picture is of the RAH-66 Comanche dynamic components in a simplified fuselage.
Maybe that's right my dear Yasotay.
 

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This is what happens when you leave an A-169 and a Dauphine alone in a closed hanger. B)
It is a nice looking helicopter, sure hope they can make it work. Turks can build some aircraft.
 

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TAI begins development of ATAK 2 heavy attack helicopter

http://www.janes.com/article/75400/tai-begins-development-of-atak-2-heavy-attack-helicopter
 
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