Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Mitsubishi F-2

 Mitsubishi F-2
 The F-2 support fighter aircraft is a multi role single engine fighter aircraft principally designed for the Japan Air Self Defence 
Force.Japan’s F-2 looks like the F-16 from which it was derived. When placed side by side, however, it is noticeably bigger.

Specifications / General characteristics
Crew: 1 (or 2 for the F-2B)
Length: 15.52 m (50 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 11.13 m (36 ft 6 in)
Height: 4.69 m (15 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 34.84 m² (375 ft²)
Empty weight: 9,527 kg (21,000 lb)
Loaded weight: 15,000 kg (33,000 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 22,100 kg (48,700 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan
Dry thrust: 76 kN (17,000 lbf)

Maximum speed: Mach 2.0
Range: 834 km on anti-ship mission (520 miles)
Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,000 ft)
Wing loading: 430 kg/m² at weight of 15,000 kg (88 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.89

20 mm JM61A1 cannon, plus maximum weapon load of 8,085 kg:
AAMs: AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7 Sparrow, Mitsubishi AAM-3, Mitsubishi AAM-4 (from FY2010)
air-to-ground weapons include: ASM-1 and ASM-2 anti-ship missiles, various free-fall bombs with GCS-1 IIR seeker heads, JDAM
others: J/AAQ-2 FLIR
Mitsubishi Active Electronically Scanned Array radar system including J/APG-1

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