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C-1
EC-1

The Kawasaki C-1 was designed to replace the C-46. The first prototype flew on November 12, 1970. The second prototype flew on January 16, 1971. The first pre-production aircarft flew in 1972. The second pre-production aircraft flew in 1974. The first production C-1A (number 48-1008) flew in December 1974. By 1981, a total of 31 C-1A had been delivered. The C-1KA, featuring a redesigned nose, upgraded avionics, first flew in 1985.

The EC-1 variant carries surveillance equipment.

Specifications

Country of Origin Japan
Builder Kawasaki
Role
Similar Aircraft
Wing Span 100.4 ft
Length 95.1 ft
Height 32.8 ft
Weight 52258 lb empty
85113 lb max takeoff
Engine 2 Pratt & Whitney JT80D-M-9A,
64.5 kN of thrust each
Maximum speed506 miles/hour
Cruising speed
Range 1307 miles - maximum
515 miles - maximum payload
Runway 2200 ft Takeoff roll
1200 ft Landing roll
Climb rate 39 f/s
Service Ceiling 40000 ft
Armament none
Capacity 60 troops or
45 paratroopers or
36 stretchers or
11,900 kg of cargo
Crew 5
Cost
User Countries Japan

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