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.
| ENGINE||2 x P+W JT80D-M-9A, 64.5kN|
| Take-off weight||38600 kg||85099 lb|
| Empty weight||23700 kg||52250 lb|
| Wingspan||30.6 m||100 ft 5 in|
| Length||29.0 m||95 ft 2 in|
| Height||10.0 m||33 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||120.5 m2||1297.05 sq ft|
| Max. speed||815 km/h||506 mph|
| Cruise speed||705 km/h||438 mph|
| Ceiling||12200 m||40050 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||3300 km||2051 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||1300 km||808 miles|
|ranjeetha kathiresan, 28.09.2015|
I would like to know about the airfoil details
pretty uglly uglly
It is a shame that Japanese law forbids export of military equipment as there were some overseas interest in this aircraft.
|Check 6, 19.08.2010|
Maybe they can make a civil variant, like the C-130 and L100. There would be a market for cargo carrying.
|Hiroyuki Takeuchi, 30.01.2009|
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.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?