Mitsubishi T-2

 

1st Flight 1971

The Mitsubishi T-2 was a supersonic jet trainer aircraft used by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

Introduced in 1975, it was the first Japanese-designed aircraft to break the sound barrier.

 It was the basis of the Mitsubishi F-1 military aircraft.

All T-2s were retired by 2006.

Variants

XT-2 : Prototypes.

T-2(Z)  : T-2, T-2A, Two-seat advanced jet trainer aircraft

T-2(K)  : T-2, T-2B, Two-seat armed weapons training aircraft.

T-2 CCV (ja) : Experimental Control Configuration Vehicle test-bed, built from the third T-2 produced. Includes three canards.

Specifications

Crew: 2

Length: 17.85 m (58 ft 7 in)

Wingspan: 7.88 m (25 ft 10 in)

Height: 4.39 m (14 ft 5 in)

Wing area: 21.8 m2 (235 sq ft)

Aspect ratio: 3

Airfoil: NACA 65 series (modified)

Empty weight: 6,197 kg (13,662 lb)

Gross weight: 9,675 kg (21,330 lb) clean

Max take-off weight: 12,800 kg (28,219 lb) [16]

Fuel capacity: 3,823 l (1,010 US gal; 841 imp gal) internal fuel, with provision for up to 3x 833 l (220 US gal; 183 imp gal) drop-tanks

Power plant: 2 × Ishikawa-Harima TF40-801A afterburning turbofan, 20.95 kN (4,710 lbf) thrust each dry, 31.76 kN (7,140 lbf) with afterburner

Performance

Maximum speed: 1,700 km/h (1,100 mph, 920 kn) at 10,975 m (36,007 ft)[16]

Maximum speed: Mach 1.6 at 11,000 m (36,000 ft) at MTOW clean

Ferry range: 2,870 km (1,780 mi, 1,550 nmi) with 3x drop tanks

Service ceiling: 15,240 m (50,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 177.833 m/s (35,006.5 ft/min)

Required field length: 1,525 m (5,003 ft)

Armament

Guns: 1 × 20 mm JM61A1 cannon

Hard points: One centreline and two under-wing pylons

Missiles: Provision for Two AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile on wingtip missile rails.

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