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Japan Aircraft. The history of aircraft development in Japan.

Aircraft of Japan. The history of the development of aircraft construction in Japan.


The development of aviation in Japan is due, above all, the intensive development of the industry in 20-century and the isolation of the island country, which allows the use of only two types of transport for communication with foreign countries: ships and aircraft.

In the development of the country played a major role, and the aviation industry, but this article is only available 7 the most significant projects of various Japanese companies.

1. NAMC YS-11 is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft for short and medium-haul flights. The aircraft was designed by Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation.

  • Getting Started 1962 model year and lasted until the release of 1974 years.
  • All were released 182 aircraft.
  • The crew consisted of the pilot 2, the cabin could accommodate 64 passenger.
  • The aircraft is equipped with a power plant.
  • 1 turboprop Rolls-Royce Dart Mk-542-19k, power 3030 hp
  • Cruising speed. 454 km / h.
  • Flight distance 2250 km.
  • Maximum lift height. 6820 m.


It was the most successful project of passenger airliner to carry passengers.



2. Mitsubishi MRJ is a jet aircraft designed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation.

  • The first flight is scheduled for 2015 year, and mass production in the year 2017.
  • The basic models shall be MRJ70 and MRJ90.
  • Airliner MRJ70 calculated on 70-80 people, MPJ90. 86-96 people.
  • Flight distance MRJ70 .1480 km, MPJ90. 2590 km.
  • Maximum cruising speed .830 km / h.
  • Power point . 2 Pratt & Whitney PW 1217G engines.

MRJ90 1MRJ90


3. Honda HA-420 HondaJet - twin-engine aircraft with jet engines.

  • Developed by Honda Aircraft Company.
  • Getting Started 2011 year.
  • Salon is designed for 8 passengers.
  • Cruising speed. 790 km / h.
  • Flight distance 2037 km.
  • Power point . 2 turbofan engine Ge Honda HF120.
  • Main aircraft deliveries scheduled in the United States.
  • It belongs to the category of business jets, equipped with jet engines.

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Honda HA-420 HondaJet

4. Mitsubishi F-2 is a multirole fighter manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin. The first flight was carried out in 1996, and the mass production began in 2000, intended for the armed forces of Japan.

Available in several versions:

  • - XF-2A, single-seat fighter;
  • - XF-2B, two-seat fighter;
  • - F-2A, training fighter;
  • - F-2B, 2-seater fighter training.
  • The crew 1-2 pilot 2124 Top speed km / h.
  • Range fighting. 834 km.
  • The maximum ceiling height. 18000 m.
  • Powerplant .1 engine General Electric F 110-Ge-129, turbofan.
  • Armament: 20 mm JM61A1 cannon. Air-to-surface missiles, ASM1 and ASM2, GCS 1 bombs.

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Mitsubishi F-2

5. ShinMaywa US2 - amphibious aircraft for water rescue operations. The first flight took place in 2003, and mass production began in 2007.

  • The crew consists of 11 people
  • Salon is designed to carry passengers or 20 12 injured.
  • The maximum speed is. 560 km / h.
  • Range fighting. 4700 km.
  • Ceiling climb. 7195 m.
  • Distance of takeoff from the water surface. M 280, 330 m planting.

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ShinMaywa US2

6. Kawasaki P-1 - an aircraft designed for conducting patrol flights over the sea

  • The first flight took place in 2007 year, and mass production started 2013 year.
  • Firm developer Kawasaki.
  • The crew is 2 person.
  • The cabin can accommodate up to 11 passengers.
  • Maximum speed 996 km / h.
  • Range fighting. 8000 km.
  • Ceiling climb. 3520 m.
  • The power plant engine -4 IHI Corporation XF7-10, turbofan.
  • Armament: bombs weighing 9000 kg missile AGM-84, Harpun, ASM-1c, AGM-65, AAM-4.
  • The total number of beacons -100 pieces.
  • Other weapons: torpedoes MK-46, GRX5, mines, depth charges.

Kawasaki P-1

7. Mitsubishi MU-2 is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft used for civil and military purposes.

  • The first flight was made in 1963 year, and production curtailment program proizoschlo1986 year.
  • The crew consists of 1-2 pilots. The cabin can accommodate 4-12 passengers depending on the size of the cabin.
  • Maximum speed 547 km / h.
  • Range fighting -2334 km.
  • Ceiling climb. 9020 m.
  • The power plant engine 2 Garret TPE 331-6-251 1M, turboprop, power 776 hp (each).

Mitsubishi MU-2

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