During Anatolian Eagle 2019, this Super Hercules of 12 Transport Squadron (12sq) of the Qatar Emeri Air Force acted as a slow-mover for fast-jet intercepts, as well as a platform for parajumpers and cargo drops.
2 Squadron, based at As Shaheed Muwaffaq al Salti air base, also known as Al Azraq air base deployed three F-16s to Konya for participation in Anatolian Eagle 2019. This dual seat F-16BM was once part of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and carried serial J-884. Photo taken during exercise 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.
In 2005, the Italian Air Force started the Aggiornamento Capacità Operative e Logistiche (ACOL), Operational and Logistical Capability Upgrade programme for 55 of its AMX aircraft. The ACOL included a new laser INS, new cockpit displays and allowing the aircraft to drop Joint Direct Attack Munition guided bombs. This AMX is apparently flown by an US Air Force exchange pilot, the US flag and the flag on the flight suit, reveals this detail. The 132 Gruppo is based at Istrana, Vittorio Bragadin air base (Italy) but was deployed with three aircraft to Konya in support of exercise Anatolian Eagle 2019.
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.
Exercise Anatolian Eagle 2019. This aircraft is developed by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC), reulting in the PAC Joint Fighter-17 Thunder and/or the CAC Fighter China-1 Xiaolong ('Fierce Dragon'). The fighter is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft. The Pakistan Air Force took delivery of its first JF-17 in 2010, while China never started operating the type.
Two Strike Eagles return to their parking spot at Konya after a large scale Composite Air Operations (COMAO) over Turkey during Anatolian Eagle 2019. Six F-15Es were deployed to the exercise from homebase RAF Lakenheath (UK)
Exercise Anatolian Eagle 2019. The 5000th built F-4E is in service with the Turkish Air Force. A little marking on the nose commemorates this. Since July 2016, this F-4E belongs to 111 Filo "Panterler" (Panter) based at Eskisehir, but still carries the markings of its former owner 171 Filo "Korsan"(Pirates). 171 Filo was designated as the first Turkish F-35A squadron at Malatya/Erhac, but due to tensions concerning the Russian S-400 air defense system between Turkey and the USA, it is possible the Pirates never will receive the F-35A.