On 13 February 2021, the first picture of a Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (TAF, Turkish Air Force) Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) MFI-395 Super Mushshak, registered 21-6462, surfaced on social media.
In 2016, a contract for 52 of these basic trainers was signed at the IDEAS Defence Fair in Karachi (Pakistan). The single-engine propeller aircraft will be used during the initial phases of training aspirant pilots for the TAF.
The Cessna T-41D Mescalero and the SIAI Marchetti SF260D will both be replaced by the Super Mushshak. The MFI-395 features a full glass cockpit which is much more compatible with the flight systems and avionics that the pilots encounter during the follow-on training on the KAI/TAI KT-1T and the TAI Hürkus. The Hürkus is still awaiting approval for Initial Operational Capability (IOC). The Super Mushshaks will be operated by 123 Başlangıç Eğitim Filosu from Izmir-Kakliç.
Scramble Magazine has knowledge of the following Turkish Air Force MFI-395 Super Mushshaks:
21-6462 (c/n 15.462) noted with PAC Kamra in feb21
On a YouTube video dated 23 March 2020, the following Super Mushaks for Turkey could be seen in various states of assembly:
Photo: Zohaib Malik (Facebook)