Fuji T-1

The Fuji T-1 was Japan’s first jet-powered trainer aircraft.

The first flight was in January 1958.

A total of 66 T-1 planes were built.

Variants

T1F1

One Prototype powered by a Nippon J3 engine.

T1F2

Two prototypes, powered by 11,800 N (2,645 lbf) Bristol Bor.1 Orpheus engines.

T1F3

Initial designation for the production T-1A, powered by 11,765.55 N (2,645 lbf) Bristol Bor.4 Orpheus engines.

T-1A

Powered by a 17.79 kN (4,000 lbf) Bristol Siddeley Orpheus Mk 805 turbojet engine.

The original designation was T1F3.

T-1B

Powered by an 11.77 kN (2,645 lbf) Ishikawajima-Harima J3-IHI-3 turbojet engine.

T-1C

Converted to 13.72 kN (3,085 lbf) Ishikawajima-Harima J3-IHI-7 engines.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

12.12 m (39 ft 9 in)

Wingspan

10.50 m (34 ft 5 in)

Height

4.08 m (13 ft 5 in)

Wing area

22.22 m2 (239.2 sq ft)

Aspect ratio

4.96:1

Airfoil

K-561/K-569

Empty weight

2,420 kg (5,335 lb)

Gross weight

4,150 kg (9,149 lb) clean

Max take-off weight

5,000 kg (11,023 lb) (with external tanks)

Fuel capacity

1,400 L (308 Imp Gallons)

Powerplant

1 × Bristol Siddeley Orpheus Mk 805 turbojet, 18 kN (4,000 lbf) thrust

Performance

Maximum speed

925 km/h (575 mph, 499 kn) at 6,100 m (20,000 ft)

Cruise speed

620 km/h (390 mph, 330 kn) at 9,150 m (30,000 ft)

Range

1,300 km (810 mi, 700 nmi) (internal fuel)

Ferry range

1,950 km (1,210 mi, 1,050 nmi) (external tanks)

Service ceiling

14,400 m (47,200 ft)

Rate of climb

33 m/s (6,500 ft/min)

Thrust/weight

0.43

Armament

Guns

Provision for 1 × 12.7 mm Browning M53-2 machine gun in nose

Hardpoints

2 with provisions to carry combinations of:

Missiles

2 × AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles

Bombs

2 × 340 kg (750 lb) bombs

Other

2 × 455 L (100 Imp Gallon) drop tanks.

 

 

 

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