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1:72 Hobby Master Japan T-2 "Blue Impulse" 59-5111, 4th Air Wing, JASDF Diecast Model

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The Mitsubishi T-2 is a two-engined two-seat jet trainer manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and was operated by the Japan Air Self Defense Force from 1975 – 2006. The flight instructor sat behind the student in a raised seat that allowed him to visually monitor the student’s actions. There was a windblast screen between them that created separate clamshell canopies for each person. T-2s were also used by a dedicated Aggressor Squadrons until they were replaced by F-15 Eagle.

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Features:

  • Die-cast metal.
  • Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
  • Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
  • Fully assembled.
  • Weapons that are not permanently attached.
  • Comes with crew figures
  • Display stand included.
  • Option to display model with wheels up or down.
  • Minimum use of plastic.
The Mitsubishi T-2 is a two-engined two-seat jet trainer manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and was operated by the Japan Air Self Defense Force from 1975 – 2006. The flight instructor sat behind the student in a raised seat that allowed him to visually monitor the student’s actions. There was a windblast screen between them that created separate clamshell canopies for each person. T-2s were also used by a dedicated Aggressor Squadrons until they were replaced by F-15 Eagle.

The Aerobatic Team Blue Impulse were part of the 21st Squadron 4th Air Wing presently are attached to 11th Squadron 4th Air Wing. Established in 1960 and equipped with F-86s the team re-equipped with the Mitsubishi T-2 in 1980 and eventually to the Kawasaki T-4 in1995. Mitsubishi T-2 59-5111 is nicknamed Triple Sticks referring to the triple 1s. The T-2 was retired in 2006 with 72-5111 being sent to the JASDF Air Park as a museum piece. There were 90 T-2s built.

Specifications for the Mitsubishi T-2

First Flight – 20th July 1971

Variants
T-2A - Two-seat advanced jet trainer aircraft (59 delivered to the JASDF training squadron in
1975)
T-2B - Two-seat armed weapons training aircraft.
Total Production – 90
Presently out of production
Crew – 2

Performance
Power Plant – 2 x Turbofan Ishikawajima Harima TF-40-IHI-801A (Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca
Ad each producing 32.5 kN 7306 lbf
Speed – 1,700 km/h   (918 kts / 1,056 mph)
Service Ceiling – 15,200 m   (49,869 ft)
Range – 2,589 km   (1,398 nm / 1,609 mi)

Weight
Empty – 6,307 kg   (13,905 lbs)
Maximum Takeoff – 12,900 kg   (28,440 lbs)

Dimensions
Length – 17.86 m   (58.6 ft)
Wing Span – 7.88 m   (25.9 ft)
Height – 4.39 m   (14.4 ft)

More Information
Classification Diecast
Manufacture Hobbymaster
Giftcards Type N/A

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