Kawasaki C-2 Aircraft Data
Photo ID 214259 by Chris Lofting. Japan Air Force Kawasaki C 2, 68 1203
The Kawasaki C-2 is a long range, twin-engine transport aircraft. The C-2 is domestically-developed and manufactured, and employs various new aircraft systems, and its deployment by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) began in March 2017. Packed with the most advanced technologies, the C-2 flies faster and achieves greater range than the C-1 and other transport planes owned by the JASDF. With a larger cargo hold than the C-1 it replaces, it can accommodate heavier loads, thereby fulfilling a wide range of missions.
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • First Flight: January 26, 2010
  • Initial Service Date: March 2016
  • No. Built: 7
  • No. In Service: 7
  • No. of Hardpoints: 0
  • Crew: 3

Power:

2 × General Electric CF6-80C2K at 266 kN

Weapons:

None

Dimensions:

Length: 43.9 m.
Wing Span: 44.4 m.
Height: 14.2 m.
Empty Weight: 60,800 kg.
Max. Weight: 141,400 kg.
Max. Payload: 36,000 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 917 kph
Cruise Speed: 890 kph
Service Ceiling: 12,200 m.
Normal Range: 7,600 km
Max. Range: 9,800 km

Operators:

Japan Air Self-Defense Force with 7 out of 40 planned in service.

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