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The Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop-powered transport proved a success for Japan in the post-World War 2 years.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 3/15/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1965
Status
Active, In-Service
Crew
2
[ 704 Units ] :
Mitsubishi - Japan
National flag of Japan Japan
- Transport
- Commercial Market
- VIP Transport
Length:
33.23 ft (10.13 m)
Width:
39.17 ft (11.94 m)
Height:
12.93 ft (3.94 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Mitsubishi MU-2B production model)
Empty Weight:
11,773 lb (5,340 kg)
MTOW:
19,687 lb (8,930 kg)
(Diff: +7,915lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Mitsubishi MU-2B production model)
2 x Garrett TPE331-25A turboprop engines developing 575 horsepower each.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Mitsubishi MU-2B production model)
Max Speed:
311 mph (500 kph; 270 kts)
Service Ceiling:
29,747 feet (9,067 m; 5.63 miles)
Max Range:
1,199 miles (1,930 km; 1,042 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
1,086 ft/min (331 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Mitsubishi MU-2B production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Mitsubishi MU-2B production model)
MU-2 - Initial Production Model Designation; Turbomeca Astazou turboprop engines.
MU-2A - Subsequent Production Model; three produced; Turbomeca Astazou turboprop engines.
MU-2B - Civilian Version; fitted with Garrett TPE331 series turboprops; 34 examples produced.
MU-2C - Militarized Model featuring unpressurized cabin.
MU-2D - Marketing Designation for MU-2B-10 model; similar to MU-2B model series; 18 examples produced.
MU-2E - Militarized Model for dedicated Search and Rescue (SAR) functionality.
MU-2F - Uprated Garrett TPE331 powerplants; 95 examples produced.
MU-2G - Lengthened Fuselage; 46 examples produced.
MU-2J - Lengthened Fuselage; 108 examples produced.
MU-2K - Improved Performance
MU-2L - 29 examples produced
MU-2M - Short Fuselage; 28 examples produced
MU-2N - Improved engine power; 39 examples produced; four-bladed propellers; marketing designation for MU-2B-36A model.
MU-2P - Four-Bladed Turboprop Propellers
MU-2S - Dedicated Militarized Search and Rescue (SAR) Variant; nose radome; increased range.
LR-1 - Militarized Photo-Reconnaissance / Liaison Platform; based on MU-2K model series; 16 examples produced.
MU-2 "Solitaire" - Short Fuselage; fitted with Garrett TPE331-10-501M engines of 715 horsepower each.
MU-2 "Marquise" - Fitted with TPE331 engines of 751shp each.
MU-2B-10 Company Model Designation
MU-2B-36A Company Model Designation
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