Baykar Bayraktar TB3: the first drone of the series is being prepared for testing

Baykar technical director and co-owner Selçuk Bayraktar published on Twitter photos of the new Baykar Bayraktar UAV TB3.

The photos were taken a few days ago and show the first Baykar Bayraktar TB3 on the production line. Unlike its older sibling, the Bayraktar TB2, with which the TB3 shares a similar layout, it has a slightly larger size, higher take-off weight, and almost twice the payload weight. In addition, it will be used from the UAV carrier TCG Anadolu, so it has folding wings.

According to Selçuk Bayraktar, Baykar Bayraktar TB3 is already being prepared for its first flight.

We will remind, in December 2022, the Turkish jet UAV of the new generation Baykar Bayraktar Kızılelma made its first flight.

Technical specifications of Bayraktar TB3
Length – 8.35 m
Height – 2.6 m
Wingspan – 14 m
Maximum take-off weight – 1450 kg
Payload capacity – 280 kg
Power plant – 1 × TEI PD170
Maximum speed – 300 km/h
Cruising speed – 232 km/h
Hardpoints – 6 hardpoints for laser-guided smart munition