132 Filo Hançer (Dagger), based at Konya transferred its F-4E Phantoms to 111 Filo at Eskisehir during 2014. The unit received subsequently F-16Cs Block 30s. This Viper is taxying to the runway of its homebase to participate in a Combined Air Operation (COMAO) with some forty jets during Anatolian Eagle 2019.
The 135 Filo at Konya is using this Cougar, although no markings are carried. The squadron, named Ates (Fire), also operates with CN235M-100s and UH-1Hs. Photo taken during exercise Anatolian Eagle 2019.
The 113 Filo, named Ceylan (Gazelle), was formed after the failed Turkish Coup on 15 July 2016. The squadron took over the role of 142 Filo and operates the F-16C/D that can be equipped with the huge DB-110 Recce pod. The F-16s still use the same markings as 142 Filo had painted on their tail. Photo take during exercise Anatolian Eagle 2019.
Exercise Anatolian Eagle 2019. A 111 Filo Phantom with special markings... 1958-2018, 60 years of service. The F-4 started operations that long ago! The Turkish Air Force has operated the type for 47 years.
Exercise Anatolian Eagle 2019. An impressive F-16D Block 50+ with Conformal Fuel Tanks of 161 Filo "Yarasa" (Bat), originating from Bandirma air base. Most Turkish F-16 Filo's use two squadron markings, one on each side of the tail. 161 Filo has painted a bat on the right side of the tail, while on the left side a Hawk is painted.