MITSUBISHI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. formed April 11,1934, merger of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd. and Mitsubishi Aircraft Co Ltd. Long association with Japanese Navy, commencing with Type 10, operational 1922. Most notable aircraft were 1937 A5M4 "Claude"; 1942 J2M3 'Jack'; 1939 A6M3 'Zeke' (Zero), which were all fighters; 1941 Ki-46 'Dinah' reconnaissance aircraft; 1940 G3M1 "Nell" and 1941 G4M1 "Betty" medium bombers; 1940 Ki-21 "Sally" heavy bomber; and its replacement, 1944 Ki-67"Peggy."
Post-war built North American F-86F Sabres, Sikorsky S-55s, S-62As, and S-61s, and Lockheed F-104J Starfighters with Kawasaki, with which company it also manufactured McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Phantoms. Produced 90 T-2 supersonic jet trainers, the first Japanesedeveloped supersonic aircraft (first flown 1971 and all delivered by 1988) and 77 F-1 single-seat
Produced 213 McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F- 15J/DJ fighters for JASDF by 1998, and in October 1995 first flew new Japanese-developed F-2 fighter support aircraft, intended to replace F-1 and based on F-16 but incorporating new technologies. Currently modernizing F-4EJ fleet, is a partner in the Bombardier Global Express program, has a 20% share in the Kawasaki OH-1 helicopter program, constructs Sikorsky S-70B-3 helicopters for the JMSDF as SH-60JS (the first flew 1991) plus UH-6OJs for SAR with JMSDF and JASDF and UH-60JAS for JGSDF, has developed the new MH2000 twin-turbine multipurpose helicopter (first flown July 1996), and constructs components forthe Dash 8, various Boeing airliners and Sikorsky S-92. Also has engine and space activities.
All the World's Rotorcraft
Ki-15 / C5M
MU-300 / Diamond