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TAI Keklik. Specifications. A photo.
TAI Keklik. Specifications. A photo.

TAI Keklik. Specifications. A photo.


TAI Keklik - multipurpose military drone aircraft designed in 1997, the company «Turkish Aerospace Industries».

Turkish military unmanned aerial vehicle model TAI Keklik became designed by experts from the company «Turkish Aerospace Industries» in the middle of 90-ies of the last century. The new device is intended for use and used solely for military purposes, with the main objective of the drone thought patrol border areas and territories, while in reality, the drone is very actively used for aerial photography and aerial photography, and has been involved for reconnaissance , execution and implementation of observation flights search operations.

The first flight model TAI Keklik drone aircraft took place in 1997 year, while the actual aircraft was presented to the public only in the year 2001. Enough compact design of the device provides a drone high mobility when moving between positions for the subsequent operation, in addition, when the length of the fuselage in 1 meter 36 centimeters, the drone has a relatively small wingspan, which is only 1 meter 61 centimeter.

Powerplant drone TAI Keklik device model represented by a single piston two-cylinder engine of the brand Graupner OS-MAX 91 Fx, which is possessing thrust in 2,85 hp drone able to give a top speed of its movement in 150 km \ h. However, the duration of the autonomous flight device is very limited and is only 30 minutes.

Today, unmanned aerial vehicle continues to actively operated for surveillance of border areas, however, for several reasons and disadvantages UAV gradually decommissioned.


Specifications TAI Keklik.


  • Length: 1,36 m .;
  • Wingspan: 1,61 m .;
  • Height: 0,32 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 10 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 20 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 2100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Graupner OS-MAX 91 Fx;
  • Power: 2,85 hp



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