Mitsubishi MU-2

The Mitsubishi MU-2 is a Japanese high-wing, twin-engine turboprop aircraft with a pressurized cabin manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

It made its maiden flight in September 1963 and was produced until 1986.

It is one of post-war Japan’s most successful aircraft, with 704 manufactured in Japan and San Angelo, Texas, in the United States.

Military Variants Only Listed

LR-1

Japanese military designation for MU-2C and MU-2Ks operated by the JGSDF, 20 delivered.

MU-2S

Japanese military designation for a MU-2E search and rescue variant for the air force, 29 delivered.

Specifications

Crew

1 or 2 pilots

Capacity

4–12 passengers

Length

12.01 m (39 ft 5 in)

Wingspan

11.94 m (39 ft 2 in) including tip tanks

Height

4.17 m (13 ft 8 in)

Wing area

16.55 m2 (178.1 sq ft)

Aspect ratio

7.71:1

Airfoil

Root

NACA 64A415

Tip

NACA 63A212

Empty weight

3,433 kg (7,568 lb)

Max take-off weight

5,250 kg (11,574 lb)

Fuel capacity

1,388 L (367 US gal; 305 imp gal) maximum usable fuel

Powerplant

2 × AiResearch TPE331-6-251M turboprop engines, 579 kW (776 hp) each

Propellers

3-bladed Hartzell HC-B3TN-5/T10178HB-11 fully feathering reversible constant-speed propellers, 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in) diameter

Performance

Cruise speed

547 km/h (340 mph, 295 kn) at 4,175 kg (9,204 lb) at 4,575 m (15,010 ft) maximum

Economical cruise speed

483 km/h (300 mph; 261 kn) at 4,175 kg (9,204 lb) at 7,620 m (25,000 ft)

Stall speed

185 km/h (115 mph, 100 kn) flaps down (Calibrated airspeed)

Range

2,334 km (1,450 mi, 1,260 nmi) at 7,620 m (25,000 ft) with full wing and tip tanks including 30 minutes reserve

Service ceiling

9,020 m (29,590 ft)

Rate of climb

12.0 m/s (2,360 ft/min) at sea level

Take-off run to 15 m (50 ft)

661 m (2,169 ft)

Landing run from 15 m (50 ft)

573 m (1,880 ft).

 

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