Mitsubishi T-2

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

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) 

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

Powerplant

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 3 x 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

Hardpoints

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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