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The Kawasaki C-1  
User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Hey folks,

I have noticed a few threads on Japanese aircraft and I remember a design, the C-1. However I don't know much about it, what it was powered by. From what I remember it looked like a C-141 on a diet. Was it a good airplane? Could it have been re-engined with CFMs and brought to the civillian market?

CHeers
TJ


God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...
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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Try a search on google.com.

I found these : http://www.theaviationzone.com/images/html/misc/c1/page1.asp
http://www.theaviationzone.com/factsheets/c1.asp

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

From what I remember it looked like a C-141 on a diet.

Good description.  Smile Yes, it's basically a twin-engined C-141 "Mini-Me"...or a 328Jet on steroids, depending how you look at it.

As for its limited success, from what I've heard it's an underpowered dog. Nice looking little plane, though.



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offline707437 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Basically I think it was a nifty aircraft. All of the Japanese and license built US designs are top-notch.

But for the same money at 100 mph slower the C-130 would give you more bang for your buck. . . So why bother?

Besides I do not think Japan is allowed to export any military equipment so the only customer was the JASDF. And in that era there was a push to revive the Japanes aircraft industry by producing indigenous designs.

As far as commercial uses it would be expensive to operate if only 31 were built. . .





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