As expected, shortly after it first took off the ground unmanned fighter Baykar Bayraktar Kızılelma made its first full flight. As before, this news was published by Baykar technical director Selçuk Bayraktar.

“First flight day of Bayraktar #KIZILELMA… ✈️🍎🚀
With this flight, our country opened the door to a new aviation world. Just as our ancestors opened the gate of the iron mountains…
Today, the first flight of Bayraktar #KIZILELMA, our unmanned fighter jet was carried out…” Selçuk uk Bayraktar wrote on Twitter.

Bayraktar Kızılelma took off at 14:59 from the AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center Air Force Base in Çorlu, Tekirdağ (European part of Turkey). The first flight lasted 18 minutes.

Baykar Bayraktar Kızılelma UAV made its first flight

The Bayraktar Kızılelma project, which is financed 100% by Baykar with its own funds, started in the summer of 2021. And already on November 14, 2022, the first Bayraktar Kizilelma prototype with the serial number TC-ÖZB rolled off the production line and was transferred to the AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center in Çorlu. After tests that lasted for a month, the first flight was carried out in record time – about a year from the beginning of the project. This is really impressive.

Specifications of Bayraktar Kızılelma

Load capacity – 1500 kg
Maximum take-off weight – 6000 kg
Power plant – 1 × AI-25TLT or AI-322F or TEI TF-6000
Maximum speed – 900 km/h
Cruising speed – 740 km/h
Combat range – 930 km
Duration – 5 hours
Ceiling – 12,000 m
Working height – 10,668 m