Fuji T-1

Specifications

1st Flight 1958

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 takeoff 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

Hard points: 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

Variants

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.

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. 46 built.

T-1B

Powered by an 11.77 kN (2,645 lbf) Ishikawajima-Harima J3-IHI-3 turbojet engine, 20 built.

T-1C

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

 

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