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Mkek-4

MKEK-4 Uğur
Role Trainer
National origin Turkey
Manufacturer MKEK
Primary users Turkish Air Force
Royal Jordanian Air Force
Number built 57

The MKEK-4 Uğur (Turkish: "Luck") was a basic trainer aircraft which was used by the Turkish Air Force between 1955-1963. Originally developed as the THK-15, in total 57 Uğurs were produced in Turkey, all of which were used in the Turkish AF Flight School except three which were donated to the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

Contents

  • Operators 1
  • Specifications 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Operators

 Jordan
 Turkey

Specifications

Data from Lucky or Not?[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.50 m (24 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) [2]
  • Wing area: 15.9 m2 (171 sq ft) [2]
  • Aspect ratio: 5.7:1[2]
  • Airfoil: Clark YH[2]
  • Empty weight: 664.5 kg (1,465 lb)
  • Gross weight: 927.6 kg (2,045 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major 4-cyl inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 108 kW (145 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 217 km/h (135 mph; 117 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 177 km/h (110 mph; 96 kn)
  • Stall speed: 80 km/h (50 mph; 43 kn) (flaps down)
  • Range: 483 km; 261 nmi (300 mi)
  • Endurance: 3.25 hours
  • Service ceiling: 4,877 m (16,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.1 m/s (800 ft/min)

References

  1. ^ Nikolajsen Air Enthusiast May–August 1987, p. 70–72
  2. ^ a b c d Bridgman 1955, p. 210.
  • Bridgman, Leonard. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1955–56, New York: The McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1955.
  • Nikolajsen, Ole. "Lucky or Not? The Story of the Miles Magister in Turkey". Air Enthusiast. Thirty-Three, May–August 1987. pp. 69–73.

External links

  • Turkish Air Force Academy,Aviation Museum
  • tayyareci.com
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