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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): February 1974
Maiden Flight: 12 November 1970
Total Production: 31
Also Known As: Asuka, C-1Kai and C-X
Origin: Japan
Corporations: Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI)* and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: C-1
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): February 1974
Maiden Flight: 12 November 1970
Total Production: 31
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Description: The C-1 is turbofan-powered tactical military transport aircraft developed by a consortium led by Kawasaki in the late 1960s, early 1970s against a requirement from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) under C-X program. The other C-1 partners were Mitsubishi, Fuji and Nihon. The prototype first flew on November 12, 1970. JASDF took delivery of 31 C-1s between February 1974 and 1981. These freight aircraft are scheduled for replacement by a new turbofan-powered transport aircraft, also called the C-X, beginning in 2011.

The Kawasaki C-1 freighter is powered by two JT8D-M-9 turbofans each rated at 14,500-lb of thrust. With a maxim takeoff weight of 45-t, its top speed is 805 kph and can transport an eight-ton payload over ranges of 1,200 kilometers. In the troops transport role, a single C-1 can transport 60 fully equipped infantrymen or 45 paratroops. The aircraft features a T tail and a large rear loading cargo ramp. The C-1 is also suitable for medical evacuation missions. JASDF also ordered two special variants: C-1Kai ECM trainer and Asuka powered by four above wing turbofans.

C-1 Specifications

Crew: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Paratroops: 45
Stretchers: 36
Troops: 60
Wing Area: 121 square meter (1,297 square foot)
Height: 9.99 meter (32.8 foot)
Length: 29 meter (95 foot)
Wingspan: 30.6 meter (100 foot)
Max Range: 3,355 kilometer (1,812 nautical mile)
Min Range: 1,295 kilometer (805 mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 640 meter
Climb Rate: 3,495 fpm (17.8 mps)
Cruise Speed: 704 kph (437 mph)
Economical Speed: 658 kph
Top Speed at High Altitude: 805 kph (435 KTAS)
Cargo: 7,900 kilogram
Empty Weight: 24,300 kilogram (53,571 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 29,000 pound (13,154 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 45,000 kilogram (99,206 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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C-1 News

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on 30 Mar 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017C-2 Military Transport Aircraft Enters Service with Japan Air Self-Defense Force

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