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Mitsubishi MU-2


Military / Civilian VIP Passenger Transport


The Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop-powered transport proved a success for Japan in the post-World War 2 years.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 3/15/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1965
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Mitsubishi - Japan
Production: 704
Crew: 2
Length: 33.23 ft (10.13 m)
Width: 39.17 ft (11.94 m)
Height: 12.93 ft (3.94 m)
Weight (Empty): 11,773 lb (5,340 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 19,687 lb (8,930 kg)
Power: 2 x Garrett TPE331-25A turboprop engines developing 575 horsepower each.
Speed: 311 mph (500 kph; 270 kts)
Ceiling: 29,747 feet (9,067 m; 5.63 miles)
Range: 1,199 miles (1,930 km; 1,042 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,086 ft/min (331 m/min)
Operators: Japan






Armament



None.

Variants / Models



• 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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