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Helicopter Tech Tree has been integral part of our Turkish Tech Tree Project and considering Ground Forces mainly focused on top tier, it holds great importance in terms of gameplay. Turkish Helicopter Tech Tree consists of mixture of in/ex-service helicopters, prototypes, upgrade packages and trialed helicopters. We’ve focused on including in/ex-service vehicles in Research Section while adding prototypes and/or export vehicles to Premium Section.So without further ado, here is the Turkish Helicopter Tech Tree:

Description

The Turkish Helicopter Tech Tree consists of 3 main Research Branches, arranged as: Foreign Helicopter Branch, Indigenous Helicopter Branch, Utility Helicopter Branch. Research Section mainly consists of in/ex-service helicopter, while prototypes, export helicopters and upgrade packages and trial vehicles reserved for Premium Section. We’ve took a little liberty in premium section since it really does not effect integrity of the Tech Tree and could be tweaked easily.

The Tech Tree

As I’ve stated, Turkish Helicopter Tech Tree consists of two main sections: Research and Premium. I’ll provide brief specifications and photographs of vehicles. Currently there is total 9 helicopters in Research Section, 6 vehicles in Premium Section and total of 15 vehicle in whole Tech Tree.

Research Section

Reserve Helicopter
  • AB 205

AB 205 armed with M134 Minigun and Hydra rockets in, what I believe, LAU-130 pod. It is likely to have M134 and rocket pod on other side too, but I do not have photograph showing other side of the helicopter. AB 205 possibly has 2x M134 and 38 Hydras in 2x19 configuration. It would perform similar to Japanese UH-1B and Italian AB 205.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • 2x M134 7.62mm Six-Barrel Rotary Machine Gun
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • None
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 1× Lycoming T53-L-11A Turboshaft Engine, 820 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 220 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 5910 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 8.9 m/s
  • Accessories

Estimated Battle Rating: 8.0

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Foreign Helicopter Branch
  • TAH-1P

TAH-1P

TAH-1P Upgraded to AH-1S/P Standards

Turkey received 4 TAH-1P as trainers alongside AH-1P and AH-1S. TAH-1P is essentially training version of AH-1P, later some TAH-1P upgraded to AH-1P standards. TAH-1P is armed with M28 turret and dumb-fire rockets, so it would be pretty much similar with AH-1G in-game.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • 2x M134 7.62mm Six-Barrel Rotary Machine Gun
      or
      • 2x M129 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • None
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 1x Lycoming Engines T53-L-703, 970 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 277 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 3475 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: ?
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight

Estimated Battle Rating: 8.0

  • AH-1P

More refined version of AH-1S. AH-1P is fitted with more powerful engine over G version, and has access to better load-out.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • M134 7.62mm Six-Barrel Rotary Machine Gun
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • BGM-71 TOW152mm Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 1x Lycoming Engines T53-L-703 Turboshaft Engine, 970 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 277 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 3475 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: ?
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight

Estimated Battle Rating: 9.7

  • AH-1W

Navy Aviation Camouflage

Army Aviation Camouflage

AH-1W SuperCobra is a twin-engined attack helicopter formerly operated by Turkish Army Aviation Command currently replaced by T129. All of the AH-1W transferred to Turkish Navy Aviation Command and deployed on TCG Anadolu amphibious assault ship. AH-1W is similar to in-game AH-1Z albeit being somewhat inferior.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Main Gun:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • M134 7.62mm Six-Barrel Rotary Machine Gun
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • CİRİT 70mm Laser-Guided Missile
      • Zuni 127mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • AIM-9 Sidewinder Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • AGM-114 Hellfire 180mm Air-to-Ground Missile
      • BGM-71 TOW152mm Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T700-401 Turboshaft Engine, 2 × 1,260 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 350 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 3700 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 8.2 m/s
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 10.3

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Indigenous Helicopter Branch
  • T129A EDH

T129A EDH (Erken Duhul Helikopteri/Early Delivery Helicopter) is a twin-engined tandem-seated close air support helicopter. T129A is the earliest T129 variant, armed with rotary-cannon and dumb-rockets. T129A designed and procured to satisfy urgent need for attack helicopter. All T129A and T129B1 models are upgraded/being upgraded to B2 standards.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      •None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • None
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC CTS800-4A Turboshaft Engine, 2 × 1,024 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 281 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 4572 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 7.3 m/s
  • Accessories

    • IRCM
    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Ballistic Computer
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Missile Warning System
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 8.0

  • T129B1

T129B1 is a twin-engined tandem-seat multi-role, all-weather attack helicopter. T129B1 is the second serial-production version of T129 ATAK. After urgent need for an attack helicopter was partially satisfied, T129A production switched to more advanced B-Series ATAKs. B1 is the first version of B-Series T129, B-Series ATAKs are equipped with more advanced electronic systems and better armament.

T129B1 is similar to in-game T129 in Italian Tech Tree, though in-game ATAK is mishmash of B1 and B2. T129B1 should have similar loud-out with in-game version.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      Rockets
      • CİRİT 70mm Laser-Guided Missile
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • L-UMTAS 160mm Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC CTS800-4A Turboshaft Engine, 2 × 1,024 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 281 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 4572 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 7.3 m/s
  • Accessories

    • IRCM
    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Ballistic Computer
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Missile Warning System
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 10.0

  • T129B2

T129B2 is a twin-engined tandem-seat multi-role, all-weather attack helicopter. T129B2 is the third and last serial-production version of T129 ATAK. B2 received ASELSAN’s HEWS (Helicopter Electronic Warfare System) package to further enhance survivability of the helicopter. Alongside survivability upgrades, B2 has access (B1 also has access to same loudest, it is purely game balance thing) to UMTAS Fire-And-Forget Anti-Tank Missiles.

HEWS Package has following systems:
• Laser Warning Receiver
• Radar Warning Receiver
• RF Jammer

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      Rockets
      • CİRİT 70mm Laser-Guided Missile
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • UMTAS 160mm Anti-Tank Fire-and-Forget Missiles
      • L-UMTAS 160mm Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC CTS800-4A Turboshaft Engine, 2 × 1,024 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 281 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 4572 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 7.3 m/s
  • Accessories

    • IRCM
    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Ballistic Computer
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Laser Warning Receiver
    • Missile Warning System
    • Radar Warning Receiver
    • Radio Frequency Jammer
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 11.3

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Utility Helicopter Branch
  • AB 204B

AB 204B armed with 6 AS.11 Anti-Tank Guided Missile.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • None
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • None
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • AS.11 165mm Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 1× Lycoming T53-L-11A turboshaft Engine, 820 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 220 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 5910 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 8.9 m/s
  • Accessories

Estimated Battle Rating: 8.0

  • S-70B-28

S-70B-28 is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission maritime helicopter. S-70B is currently is the main utility helicopter of Turkish Navy. Alongside logistics missions, S-70B also used as anti-shipping and anti-submarine helicopter. S-70B has access to anti-tank, anti-ship missiles and as well as torpedoes.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • None
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • Mark 54 Depth Charge
      • Mark 46 Lightweight Torpedo
      • Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedo
      Rockets
      • None
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • AGM-114 Hellfire 180mm Air-to-Ground Missile
      • AGM-119 Penguin Mk.2 280mm Anti-Ship Missile
      • UMTAS 160mm Anti-Tank Fire-and-Forget Missile
      • L-UMTAS 160mm Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T700-GE-401C Turboshaft Engines, 2 × 1440 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 270 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 3700 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 8.4 m/s
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking

Estimated Battle Rating: 9.7

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Premium Section

First Branch
  • Mi-17-1V

. Turkish Gendarmerie Aviation Command Mi-17-1V

Azerbaijani Mi-17V for Better Angle

Mi-17 of Gendarmerie Aviation Command, single vague photograph with armament pods. No further information about the armed Mi-17s or their armaments. According to this source, it has ability to fire S-5K 57m rockets.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • None
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • S-5K 57mm Unguided Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • None
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV3-117TM Gas Turbine Engine, 2 × 1491 kw
    • Maximum Speed: 230 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 6000 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: ? m/s
  • Accessories

Estimated Battle Rating: 8.0

  • AH-1S

Turkish operated AH-1S, identical to in-game AH-1S. Turkey also used AH-1S as UMTAS testbed, this could be another possible premium/event vehicle.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • M134 7.62mm Six-Barrel Rotary Machine Gun
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • BGM-71 TOW152mm Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming Engines T53-L-703, 970 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 277 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 3475 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: ?
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight

Estimated Battle Rating: 9.7

  • T129B2 (PH)

Export version of T129B2. Philippines T129B2 has downgraded version of ASELSAN HEWS (Helicopter Electronic Warfare System) package, it is missing wing-tip mounted RF Jammer and Laser Warning Receiver. Nose mounted Radar Warning Receiver is retained and can be spotted. Since Philippines did not buy UMTAS or L-UMTAS, this B2 should be limited with dumb fire rockets and CİRİT Laser Guided Missile with lower Battle Rating. It is a nice premium candidate and does not hinders Tech Tree.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • CİRİT 70mm Laser-Guided Missile
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • L-UMTAS 160mm Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC CTS800-4A Turboshaft Engine, 2 × 1,024 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 281 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 4572 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 7.3 m/s
  • Accessories

    • IRCM
    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Ballistic Computer
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Missile Warning System
    • Radar Warning Receiver
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 10.3

  • KA-50-2

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • 2A42 30mm Auto-Cannon
      or
      • M621 20mm Auto-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • Igla-V Air-to-Air Missile
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • Kh-25ML Laser-Guided Air-to-Ground Missile
      • AGM-114 Hellfire 180mm Air-to-Ground Missile
      • 9K121 Vikhr Laser Beam Riding Anti-Tank Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × TV3-117VMA Gas Turbine Engine, 2 × 1640 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 315 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 6000 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 13 m/s
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Ballistic Computer
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 10.7

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Second Branch
  • OH-58D

In 1994 single OH-58D was brought to Ankara for testing purposes. Turkish pilots conducted tests form 31 October to 4 November. Sale never went through.

OH-58D armed reconnaissance helicopter trialed by Turkey. In 1994 single OH-58D was brought to Ankara for testing purposes. Turkish pilot conducted tests from October 31 to November 4. There is no information about performance of the helicopter in tests, though sale never went through and Turret never received OH-58D.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • None
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • M3P 12.7mm Heavy Machine-Gun
      • M296 12.7mm Heavy Machine-Gun
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • AGM-114 Hellfire 180mm Air-to-Ground Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce T703-AD-700A Turboshaft Engine, 485 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 240 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 4575 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: ? m/s
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Flare Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 9.7

  • AH-1FB (BH)

Modernised AH-1F of Bahrain. Modernisation carried out by Turkish state firm TAI with integration of T129 avionics and subsystems. Lethality and situational awareness of AH-1F enhanced with integration of ASELSAN ASELFLIR-300T and ROKETSAN CİRİT Laser-Guided Missiles.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • M134 7.62mm Six-Barrel Rotary Machine Gun
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • CİRİT 70mm Laser-Guided Missile
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • BGM-71 TOW152mm Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 1x Lycoming Engines T53-L-703 Turboshaft Engine, 970 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 277 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 3475 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: ?
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Laser Warning Receiver
    • Radar Warning Receiver
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 10.0

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Possible Additions
There are some other helicopter which could be included the Tech Tree, I’ll update the TT according to feedbacks, so here are some of them:

There are few more possible helicopters to include within Turkish Helicopter Tech Tree. Currently, leaving them out but I’ll updating the tree depending on feedbacks.

  • AS532AL

Turkish AS532 armed M134 Minigun and 20mm Auto-Cannon. AS532 has ability to mount gun and rocket pods though Turkish AS532 only photographed with 20mm auto-cannon pod. Another point, there is no photographs of left side of cannon armed AS532, it might or might not be able to carry pod on both sides of the helicopter. Airbus Infograph shows rights pods on the right side of the helicopter but there is no real life images.

Airbus Brochure

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • 2x M134 7.62mm Six-Barrel Rotary Machine Gun
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • NC621 20mm Auto-Cannon Pod
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • SNEB 68mm Unguided Air-to-Surface Rocket
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • None
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • None
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Makila 1A1 Turboshaft Engines, 2 × 1,185 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 249 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 3450 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 7.2 m/s
  • Accessories

    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 7.7

  • T129 P1

Very first prototype of T129 ATAK. P1 was built in Italy with the avionics and subsystem supplied by ASELSAN & TAI. Potentially P1 could be added both Turkish and Italian Tech Tree as premium helicopter as it never received any country markings. P1 was also armed with HELLFIRE anti-tank guided missiles, it is the sole ATAK to ever carry HELLFIRE (at least to my knowledge).

There was a suggestion of T129 P1 at the old forum passed to developers. As a side note to this suggestion, I don’t believe P1 ever received UMTAS anti-tank guided missile during its tests (it might or might not received them later in its service life though.). UMTAS’s designs was completed only after P1 made its maiden flight. P1’s maiden flight was in 2009, UMTAS’s design process started back in 2005 and only completed in 2017. Although there is a possibly that P1’s avionics had support and capacity for UMTAS integration, I don’t think P1 should be armed with them in War Thunder.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      •None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • AGM-114 Hellfire 180mm Air-to-Ground Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC CTS800-4A Turboshaft Engine, 2 × 1,024 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 281 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 4572 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 7.3 m/s
  • Accessories

    • IRCM
    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Ballistic Computer
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 10.3

  • T129B1 (Gendarmerie Aviation Command)

T129B1 operated by Gendarmerie Aviation Command. Gendarmerie Aviation Command received first T129 in 2017 in B1 configuration. This B1 had a minor difference from other B1 at that time, it had its Flare/Chaff dispenser near front landing gear, other/earlier B1 had these dispenser at the each side of of the tail. (According to my personal research, feel free to correct me.). It is not much of a difference, but still could be nice premium if it comes to that. Though, if B1 implemented in their late form, this would be just a Gendarmerie camouflaged T129B1 without any differences.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • CİRİT 70mm Laser-Guided Missile
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • L-UMTAS 160mm Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC CTS800-4A Turboshaft Engine, 2 × 1,024 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 281 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 4572 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 7.3 m/s
  • Accessories

    • IRCM
    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Ballistic Computer
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Missile Warning System
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 10.0

  • T129B2 (Police Aviation Directorate)

T129B2 operated by Police Aviation Directorate. Police Aviation’s B2 has similar configuration of Philippines export B2 version. If it was need, instead of Philippines B2, Police Aviation’s B2 could be implemented as premium with similar, limited loud-out.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

    • Guns:
      • M197 20mm Three Barreled Rotary-Cannon
    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • CİRİT 70mm Laser-Guided Missile
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • L-UMTAS 160mm Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC CTS800-4A Turboshaft Engine, 2 × 1,024 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 281 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 4572 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: 7.3 m/s
  • Accessories

    • IRCM
    • Night Sight
    • Thermal Sight
    • Laser Designator
    • Ballistic Computer
    • Laser Range Finder
    • Multi-Target Tracking
    • Missile Warning System
    • Radar Warning Receiver
    • Flare Countermeasures System
    • Chaff Countermeasures System

Estimated Battle Rating: 10.3

  • T929 P0

T929 P0 is the very first prototype of TAI’s twin-engined heavy attack helicopter project. P0 completed its flight/hover tests on March 1 2023. Test pilots praised P0 flight performance by saying “they did not wanted to land”. T929 P1 is currently under design phase and said to have new and better nose design. Since there will be proper serial production version, P0 would make nice event/craft helicopter.

Brief Specification

  • Armament

  • Guns:
    • T-30H 30mm Auto-Cannon
    Or
    • CANiK VENOM-LR 30mm Revolver-Cannon

    • Hardpoints:
      Guns
      • None
      Bombs
      • None
      Rockets
      • CİRİT 70mm Laser-Guided Missile
      • Mighty Mouse 70mm Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket
      • CRV7 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      • Hydra 70 70mm Folding-Fin Unguided Ground Attack Rocket
      Air-to-Air Missiles
      • SUNGUR Air-to-Air Missile
      • AIM-92 ATAS Air-to-Air Missile
      • Mistral/ATAM Air-to-Air Missile
      • AIM-9 Sidewinder Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile
      Air-to-Ground Missiles
      • OMTAS 160mm Anti-Tank Fire-and-Forget Missiles
      • UMTAS 160mm Anti-Tank Fire-and-Forget Missiles
      • L-UMTAS 160mm Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • Flight Performance

    • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV3-117VMA-SBM1 Gas Turbine Engine, 2 × 1864 kW
    • Maximum Speed: 318 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 6096 Meters
    • Rate of Climb: ? m/s
  • Accessories

    • IRCM ˀ
    • Night Sight ˀ
    • Thermal Sight ˀ
    • Laser Designator ˀ
    • Ballistic Computer ˀ
    • Laser Range Finder ˀ
    • Multi-Target Tracking ˀ
    • Flare Countermeasures System ˀ
    • Chaff Countermeasures System ˀ

Estimated Battle Rating: ?

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Future Prospects

Current version of the Tech Tree only includes helicopters flew in physical form, there is no mock-ups or under construction helicopters. This concept is just to show how it could look like in the future. There are mock-ups and unrevealed helicopter included in this version. Please not that, this is just a concept, original Tech Tree suggestion does not include following helicopters until they actually built and revealed.

  • T129B2 (NG)

Export version of T129B2 destined to Nigeria. It is currently under construction and expected to be delivered in first quarter of 2023. There is no information about which configuration this ATAK will be, though it is known that TAI close A and B1 production lines so it is certain that it will be a B2. Configuration of HEWS Package is another question as well as which armament it will receive. Only thing certain about this ATAK is that its nose gun will be replaced with indigenous TR MEKATRONİK 20mm Rotary-Cannon.

  • T629

T629 is TAI’s new concept for tandem-seat twin engine light reconnaissance and attack helicopter. T629 is based on TAI T625 Gökbey twin-engined light transport/utility helicopter’s platform. T629 is fully indigenous solution of TAI, it is designed to replace T129 ATAK once its license expires (T129’s license ends around 2028). It will be powered by TAI’s own TEI TS1400 Turboshaft Engine. There has been two different mock-ups showcased so far, but no further information revealed. T629 sometimes mentioned as ATAK 1.5.

  • T629 (E)

T629 is TAI’s new concept for tandem-seat twin engine light reconnaissance and attack helicopter. T629 is based on TAI T625 Gökbey twin-engined light transport/utility helicopter’s platform. T629 (E) is the unmanned and electric version of T629. Information about electric version is even more limited than T629. It has ben speculated that unmanned & electric version will be used by Naval Aviation.

  • T929 ATAK-II

T929 Mock-Up

T929 ATAK-II is a twin-engined, heavy attack helicopter project currently in design and development phase. T929 ATAK-II P0 performed its very first flight/hover on March 1 2023. It has been said that P0’s design was not final and will be heavily revised to fix some apparent problems. Still it is not certain which design of T929 will be final, so I’ll share all of the major designs revealed so far.

Early Design Illustration

Late Design Illustration

Sources

Spoiler

https://www.tusas.com/en/products/helicopter/co-development-production/t129-atak - T129

TAI/AgustaWestland T129 ATAK - Wikipedia - T129

Türk Kara Kuvvetleri 57’nci T129 ATAK Helikopterini Teslim Aldı! - Defence Turkey Magazine - T129

Turkish Land Forces Command’s 57th T129 ATAK Helicopter - Defence Turkey Magazine - T129

Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı`na T129 ATAK Helikopteri Teslim Edildi - Defence Turkey Magazine - T129

Helikopter Elektronik Harp Kendini Koruma Sistemi (HEHSİS) – Millisavunma.com - ASELSAN HEWS

x.com - T129B1 and B2 Differences

x.com - T129B2 in Phillippines

Kamov Ka-50-2 helicopter - development history, photos, technical data - KA-50-2

x.com - KA-50-2

Siyah Gri Beyaz: Yunanistan'ın EDA Hamlesi, OH-58D ve Diğerleri - OH-58D

Türkiye'nin Taaruz Helikopteri Serüveni-1 | Turkish Defence Agency - OH-58D

x.com - AH-1FB

Bahrain shows off upgraded AH-1FB Cobras - AH-1FB

BIAS: Upgraded Cobras bare their teeth | Times Aerospace - AH-1FB

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.586722908086783&type=3&comment_id=620064591419281 - AH-1S UMTAS

https://www.tusas.com/en/products/new-projects/original-development/multirole-heavy-combat-helicopter - T929

TAI T929 ATAK 2 - Wikipedia - T929

https://en.defenceturk.net/t129-atak-helicopter-is-in-nigeria-in-the-first-quarter-of-2023/ - T129s in Nigeria

https://www.defensehere.com/tr/sarsilmazin-tr-mekatronikle-birlikte-urettigi-burun-topu-2023te-atak-helikopterlerde-kullanilacak - T129 Indigenous Nose Cannon

https://www.defensehere.com/en/turkeys-indigenous-20mm-nose-mounted-cannon-for-t129-atak-helicopter - T129 Indigenous Nose Cannon

Sarsılmaz Atak helikopterinin burun topunu ilk kez sergiledi! | DefenceTurk - T129 Indigenous Nose Cannon

TORLAKONDAN -T-129 (Kobra avcısı Mangust) - TÜRK FİLOZOF TORLAKON - T129 P1

Jandarma'ya ilk T-129 Atak teslim edildi | DefenceTurk - T129B1 Gendarmerie Aviation Command

cmano-db.com

ATAK-2'nin Sorumlusu Cevapladı: Deniz versiyonu gelecek mi? - T929 P0 & P1

ASELSAN Konya'dan yeni nesil elektrik tahrikli top sistemleri! | DefenceTurk - T929 30mm Auto-Cannon

S-70B Seahawk'ların gözleri değiştirilecek | DefenceTurk S-70B-28 ASELSAN CATS

CATS | DefenceTurk ASELSAN CATS

https://www.ssb.gov.tr/urunkatalog/en/367/ ASELFLIR-300T


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A really great looking heli tree for Turkey!

Loving the decision of choosing between indigenous or foreign branches, also the premiums look very interesting!

Feel free to contact us further for your feedback and criticism, we really need it!

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+1 alongside other Turkish trees!

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Looks great, love the addition of helicopters still under development.

Hopefully this will make it in game eventually!

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We’re glad that you’ve liked the tree!

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Thank you for your support on our Turkish Tech Tree Project! <3

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Turkish Technology Tree should definitely come, we are behind it all the way.
If countries such as Finland and Hungary were used by borrowing tools from other countries, Turkey should be involved in this, not only Turkey, but every country that played a historical role should be involved.

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there are some problems about ranking but still acceptable and TURKISH TT needs come to the game!!

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I would vote NO as a an independent tree, because War Thunder already has too many Tech Trees in-game and we already see nations like Israel or Sweden that are barely touched or played in-game.

However, it would be a nice addition as sub-tree or as stand-alone vehicles in other trees with their indigenous modifications and/or helicopters. I am already baffled by how Gaijin handled the T129 we have in game, that helicopter should’ve been introduced directly in the tech tree since Italy already had a Premium A129 International and would have given the tree a boost (before other helicopters were added in game like Hungary and A129D).

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It is one of the most player minor nations and one of the most lucrative too…

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The amount of tech trees are a lot in the game indeed, but it being good or bad is up to each player’s opinion. I view them as a good thing as long as they are quality trees, it is nice to see more unique vehicles each time. There are many good tree projects on the forums which will surely provide a good diversity of unique vehicles to the game.

You may be right on Israel part, but there are loads of players playing the Swedish tree and it is quite popular.

We did the math, our tree project has more vehicles and is more unique than some in-game trees like Israel and China. I know they are not good examples but if they can be standalone trees then Turkey definitely should be able to as well.

Not to mention our Helicopter Tech Tree would be one of the largest Helicopter Trees in game, while still keeping it’s uniqueness.

Italy would not need such a heli as a tech tree vehicle since it’s performance is really similar to A129CBT and would really just add useless grind.

The reason why Gaijin added T129 was to replace A129 International.

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Türkiye is one of the leading countries in air power and I would like to see

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t129b2 Police 60usd reserved for it from now +1 support

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A country like Türkiye has a lot of diversity and this should be evaluated.

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lets make battles fun with atak

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HELICOPTER PARACOPTER let have more helis = more fun

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Perfect +1

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  • 1 very good.

As a turkish player. We have a lot of heli variations. It’ll be good i think. I ask myself why not? What do you answer to this?

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