Kawasaki C-1

1970

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Kawasaki C-1

The C-1 medium-sized troop and freight transport was designed to meet a JASDF requirement for a replacement for its former fleet of Curtiss C-46s. The first flying prototype took off for the first time on 12 November 1970 and the first production aircraft was delivered in December 1974. By 1981 31 production C-1s had been delivered, including several long-range aircraft with an additional 4,732 litre wing centre-section fuel tank.

Kawasaki C-1

Specification 
 CREW5
 PASSENGERS60
 ENGINE2 x P+W JT80D-M-9A, 64.5kN
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight38600 kg85099 lb
  Empty weight23700 kg52250 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan30.6 m100 ft 5 in
  Length29.0 m95 ft 2 in
  Height10.0 m33 ft 10 in
  Wing area120.5 m21297.05 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed815 km/h506 mph
  Cruise speed705 km/h438 mph
  Ceiling12200 m40050 ft
  Range w/max.fuel3300 km2051 miles
  Range w/max payload1300 km808 miles

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ranjeetha kathiresan, e-mail, 28.09.2015 03:30

I would like to know about the airfoil details

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OOOEE, 29.11.2011 23:27

pretty uglly uglly

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polo, 18.06.2011 12:31

It is a shame that Japanese law forbids export of military equipment as there were some overseas interest in this aircraft.

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Check 6, e-mail, 19.08.2010 07:28

Maybe they can make a civil variant, like the C-130 and L100. There would be a market for cargo carrying.

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Hiroyuki Takeuchi, e-mail, 30.01.2009 05:20

I see this plane flying regularly but at airshows they demonstrate amazing maneuvrability for such a large plane. It is a shame that Japanese law forbids export of military equipment as there were some overseas interest in this aircraft.

Kawasaki has now completed its replacement, which is a much larger plane with similar layout.
www.khi.co.jp /khi_news /2007data /c3070704-1.htm

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