Great museum to check out, but more than half the displays are in Turkish only, with no English translation. Almost all aircraft are US-made, and the museum doesn't show anything past the mid-90s. No F-16 on display, and none of the non-US aircraft/helicopters were on display outside (except the French passenger aircraft). Turkey had the world's first Air Force yet this museum didn't do that justice. I couldn't figure out who their Air Force heroes are...who are Turkey's great Air Force/military leaders, that have changed the face of Turkey’s military today…nothing on Gen Ertan. Nothing showing Air Force participation in conflicts after WWII (Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan). Third largest Air Force in NATO...nothing on their tankers, AWACS, UAVs, satellites, tactical airlifters doing humanitarian operations, or the Joint Strike Fighter they are procuring. And the worst part--nothing on their enlisted personnel keeping them all flying. TAI needs to move this museum to Ankara, spend some money on it, and turn this place into something great (or at least modernize it).
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