Kawasaki C-1 Military Transport Aircraft
The Kawasaki C-1 short range military transport first flew in 1970 and was introduced into military service in late 1974, it was a replacement for the obsolete Curtiss C-46 Commandos which the Japan Air Self-Defense Force had been operating since it's formation shortly after WW2 until mid 1966. Kawasaki Heavy Industries built 31 C-1 aircraft, all of which were supplied to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, 26 of these remain operational as Kawasaki C-1A Transport Aircraft and one Kawasaki EC-1 configured as an Electronic Warfare platform.
|Kawasaki C-1 Specifications:|
- Crew: Pilot, copilot, navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster
- Capacity: 60 soldiers, 45 paratroopers, 36 patients with medics, or cargo
- Length: 29.00 m (95 ft 1¾ in)
- Wingspan: 30.60 m (100 ft 4¾ in)
- Height: 9.99 m (32 ft 9¼ in)
- Empty weight: 23,320 kg (53,410 lb)
- Maximum takeoff weight: 38,700 kg (85,320 lb)
- Engines: Twin 64.5 kN (14500 lbf) Mitsubishi-built Pratt & Whitney JT8D-M-9 turbofans
- Maximum speed: 806 km/h (435 knots, 501 mph) at 7,620 m (25,000 ft) at 35,450 kg (78,150 lb) AUW
- Cruise speed: 657 km/h (408 mph) at 10,670 m (35,000 ft)
- Range: 1,300 km (700 nmi, 806 mi)(with full payload)
- Service ceiling: 11,600 m (38,000 ft)
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