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Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:32 am

Greetings

This is a general thread to share information about these two projects as good info about them seems very hard to come by, but I will share what I know.
I have been meaning to write this for ages but have never got round to it until now. (I hope Keesje likes it).  Smile

The reason for my sudden rush to type this is of course the rollout date for the CX which is at last finally upon us (March 6th 2007)...or at least it should have been. The recently formed Japanese Ministry of Defence disclosed at the start of Feb. that imported rivets used in both the CX & PX had failed strength tests and that they were investigating possible effects.
The (unfortunate) effect as recently reported in the newspaper is that the rivets need replacing and rollout has been postponed to an unspecified date. The new rollout date will be judged based on the results of the investigation.

Originally I believe the plan was for the CX to be on static display at the Paris Airshow this year. I wonder is this now feasible?? I really hope it can still make it.

I also have a fairly large article about KHI's investigation into these frames into civilian aircraft. I haven't got round to translating it all yet, but will post the gist of what it says when I do.

For now though here are a bunch of (slightly old) photos of the CX / PX mock-ups that I hope you guys haven't seen before.

AAAhhhhhh...........The 'mouse over acronym' feature on this site is conflicting with the URL for the pictures I cant put them up individually or even link directly to the site.  banghead 
So use the link below and change the small c (in PXcX) to a big C.
Japanese only BTW.

http://www.asagumo-news.com/graph/PXcX.html

I will load up some more pictures later.

Cheers

J.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:16 am

Mmmm pictures seem to be working now so here they are...













 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:48 am

Great pictures. BTW, where did they get the flawed rivets from? Can the CX make the Paris Air Show? Possibly, but it really depends on how many revits need to be replaced. If it is only a few thousand, then they should be able to do it. But, if all revits need to be replaced, then no, it cannot be done.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:57 pm

Neither of the two sources I read mentioned where the rivets came from. Only that they were imported.

I hope it can make Paris. If it does then I will definately be going to see it.

Such a pity that these a/c will not be rolled out today as intended!!!!

Here are a few more pictures.

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/img/air1-1.jpg

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/img/air1-2.jpg



 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:46 am

The C-X looks a lot like a mini-C-17...
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:17 am

What type of engine is that on the PX ?
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:45 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
The C-X looks a lot like a mini-C-17...

Yeah...KHI have clearly taken some design cues from the C-17 but hey, the the C-17 is one hell of a good design....
But I think more significantly it looks like the C-1 which it is designed to replace.

Why try to re-invent the wheel???  Smile

Quoting A342 (Reply 5):
What type of engine is that on the PX ?

The engine for the PX is an indigenous design being built by IHI called the XF7.

The CX will be using the GE CF6-80C2.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:07 am

The PX looks like the Japanese took the basic P-3 design, swept the wings and replaced turboprops with jets or fan jets. In any case, it looks like it will meet their need for a maritime patrol airplane for some years to come. I wonder if the plane has export potential? P-3 is getting long in the tooth and Boeing's P-8 may not meet the needs of every nation requiring a maritime patrol aircraft.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:20 pm

Quoting BritJap (Thread starter):
This is a general thread to share information about these two projects as good info about them seems very hard to come by, but I will share what I know.

Thnx for the info / photo´s!

I´ve done searches on those aircraft for years, but obviously the japanese very well managed to keep the doors closed, until now when they decided to go public (probably has to do with politics / delays).

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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:21 am

Thanks from me too, for the info on a significant, but seemingly very under-reported, pair of projects.

Despite being a democratic friendly state, you rarely see much of their post war home designed aircraft.
Partly I think due to the severe export restrictions.

There is a wealth of fascinating stuff to consider.
From their line of jet trainers, culminating in the current T-4, with the first Asian supersonic type, the T-2 trainer and single seat strike version of the 1970's-what I call the 'Jaguar-J', J for Japan! But that's not to knock the aircraft.
The virtually unknown C-1 jet transport, the lovely flying boats-a modernised version now in production for SAR.
(Surely a potential for a great fire fighting aircraft here?)
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:07 pm

Imagine the costs of this project. Or better projects, the two aircraft seem to have limited commonality ($20B?). The Japanese build up a lot of aerospace knowledge. Investing tens of billions only for limited domestic use and no export ambition.

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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:49 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
The C-X looks a lot like a mini-C-17...

If you look at it's predecessor, the Kawasaki C-1 it's pretty obvious that the new C-X has an established Japanese heritage.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:25 am

Right well...
I have recently read an interview with one of the chief designers on the CX / PX program. He explained a little further about the problem with the rivets.

They were apparently one batch of many imported from the US.This particular batch had not received a heat treatment designed to increase their strength. Unfortunately if my translation is correct, this sub-standard batch has been mixed with other rivets that were fine.

And yes you guessed it...that means that the precise location of the faulty rivets is now not known!!!

The numbers involved are not too high. Approx. 2% of the total number of rivets. (Though that still equate to around 10,000 rivets) That figure relates to the CX. Lucky the figures for the PX are a lot lower, and they are hoping that there wont be significant effects on this program.

The guy explained that each rivet is having to be checked by way of measuring its electrical resistance which would be changed by the heat treatment. Where a faulty rivet is found it must be carefully drilled out, and a new one installed. This work is being carried out under 24 hour conditions he said.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:19 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 8):
probably has to do with politics / delays

Just a quick note to say that this is actually the first delay of a program that had been running right on schedule.

Quoting Keesje (Reply 10):
Imagine the costs of this project



Quoting Keesje (Reply 10):
$20B

Also the cost of this program is approx. 340,000,000,000 JPY = approx. 1.5 Billion GBP
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:18 am

Mmmm...dont seem to be that many interested parties, but I will keep posting all the same!!  Smile

Couple more pictures...



 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:34 am

And a few more of the PX in the Static test rig...






 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:58 am

That second pic looks suspiciously like the CX in the test rig.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:40 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 16):
That second pic looks suspiciously like the CX in the test rig.

Um...I did of course know that already I was just err... keeping you on your toes!!!!!  silly   biggrin 

You are absolutley right.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:57 am

These are some photos taken I believe near the end of last year. The engines are not yet installed but they show the most complete aircraft seen yet including a hint at what they will look like with a full paint scheme.

Now I am really starting look forward to seeing these a/c in the air.  cloudnine 



 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon May 07, 2007 1:02 am

Some more pictures.......

The XF7 being tested on the C1 flying testbed.



I posted these a while ago but they didn't work, so I had the post deleted and now I am posting the page link.
The page is in Japanese but if you scroll around there are three photos of the C1 FTB with the XF7 attached.

http://page.freett.com/airwings/gifu2004_11.htm

There is also a video of the engine on the FTB.

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/video.wmv
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon May 07, 2007 3:57 am

Such a shame they can't export weapons since I think these two would be a hit in the international market, specially the CX.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon May 07, 2007 5:48 am

Here is the Flightglobal report dealing with the rivets.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ki-transport-and-mpa-projects.html

Quote:
"KHI had planned to stage a dual roll-out ceremony for the new aircraft on 6 March, but is assessing the implications of the production fault. This centres on the use of defective rivets provided by a US supplier for the assembly of centre fuselage sections for the programme's static, fatigue and strength and flight-test aircraft."


And the one describing the projects.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ts-new-look-military-aircraft.html

Quote:
KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES

"Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries is leading the development of the C-X transport, which is to replace the Japan Air Self-Defence Force's current 27 Kawasaki C-1s. The first aircraft had been scheduled to complete final assembly early next month and to make its first flight in mid-year, but this schedule has been delayed.

An air force evaluation of the C-X is due to run between fiscal years 2009 and 2011, with structural and fatigue testing also to conclude at the same time.

The C-X is to share a high level of design and component commonality with the P-X maritime patrol aircraft also being developed by Kawasaki for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force. The joint projects are being conducted using state funding worth ¥340 billion ($2.83 billion).

The C-X will be powered by General Electric CF6-80C2 turbofan engines and up to 44 transports could be produced to replace the C-1. The transport could also be developed for use as a commercial freighter."


Hope that shed some light into these interesting aircraft.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon May 07, 2007 8:32 am

Pics of the XF7 in its testbed.



The testing shown below was carried out in Feb this year in the aerospace facility at Taiki, Hiroo county, Hokkaido Japan. Water was sprayed into the engine to test the effects of icing.



This shows the engine mid test.


The result after the tests.


And here's the engine itself; Rated with a thrust of approx. 6 tons ; Bypass ratio approx. 8.5.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon May 07, 2007 8:45 am

This is a Nice one  bouncy  (Its big so click to expand)

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/img/saiyou_kenkyu1.jpg
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon May 07, 2007 10:02 pm

Britjap thanks for keeping us informed. They seem to have set the information doors really wide open after many yrs of silence.

I wonder what the commercial ambitions of the industry are. They are participating in many international programs but managing a commercial program of their own no doubt is a long term ambition. With the knowledge from militairy programs and China's production power close by theoritically their are opportunities.

Maybe the XF7 engine can be used for future regional aircraft.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue May 08, 2007 12:10 am

Quoting BritJap (Reply 23):
And here's the engine itself; Rated with a thrust of approx. 6 tons ; Bypass ratio approx. 8.5.

Do you happen to have the exact thrust in kN? If it provides at least 65kN, it could be used to re-engine the C-1. How much life have the C-1 airframes left in them?
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue May 22, 2007 7:55 am

The day I have been waiting for has finally arrived!!!! Big grin  bouncy 

A few days ago there was a report that the CX & PX were going to be rolled out in mid June, but the first test aircraft have been rolled out.

These aircraft are not actually absolutely totally complete but the aircrafts functions have already begun to be tested.





I have various bits and pieces about this that I wil translate and post.
(Mind I always say that and never get round to it.....But I will really try this time)
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Tue May 22, 2007 10:35 am

The PX reminds me of a DC-8.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:38 am

Quoting Britjap (Reply 27):
A few days ago there was a report that the CX & PX were going to be rolled out in mid June, but the first test aircraft have been rolled out.

Flightglobal has a report on it.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ls-new-military-aircraft-pair.html

Interesting that the patrol aircraft is a quad, and the cargo version a twin. They must be intending on putting a lot of electronics equipment on board, which could be much heavier than the freight they plan to carry on the twinjet. What are the design payloads and ranges on these, as the report said the four-engine jet might also be used as a regional airliner and the twin a commercial transport?
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:47 am

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 29):
Interesting that the patrol aircraft is a quad, and the cargo version a twin. They must be intending on putting a lot of electronics equipment on board, which could be much heavier than the freight they plan to carry on the twinjet. What are the design payloads and ranges on these, as the report said the four-engine jet might also be used as a regional airliner and the twin a commercial transport?

I'm not sure what Flight International has been smoking, but the C-X and the P-X will be using different engines. The P-X will use four of the newly-developed XF7 engines of about 18,000-20,000 lb. thrust each, while the C-X will use two CF6 engines of around 50,000-60,000 lb. thrust each.

My guess is that there are four engines on the P-X for added safety on long over-water patrol flights. Perhaps one or more engines can also be shut down on long flights to conserve fuel.
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:20 pm

 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:21 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 28):
The PX reminds me of a DC-8.

I always wondered what would happen if a DC-8 and Electra had sex.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:42 am

IMHO, the P-X looks like the old McDonnell 119/220 on steroids...




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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:04 am

Quoting Egronenthal (Reply 30):
I'm not sure what Flight International has been smoking, but the C-X and the P-X will be using different engines.

Whatever it was, the ill-effect must have since passed.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...and-patrol-pair-from-kawasaki.html

Quote:
"The high-wing transport is powered by two CF6-80C2 turbofans, is planned to have a cruise speed of M0.8, a payload of 37.6 tons and a maximum take-off weight of 141.1 tonnes. The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force is believed to want around 40 of the type. Its cargo will be carried in a hold measuring 4m x 4m x 16m. Kawasaki is studying a civil variant, which would specialise in oversize cargo. The P-X, which will be powered by four new XF-7 turbofans being developed by Ishikawajima Harima, is planned to replace the country’s Maritime Self-Defence Force’s large fleet of P-3C Orions."

.....as they indeed had correctly noted in an older report.

Quoting Egronenthal (Reply 30):
My guess is that there are four engines on the P-X for added safety on long over-water patrol flights.

The very reason FI cited.....

Quote:
"Given Japan’s dependence on foreign trade, maritime patrol has always been accorded a high priority and the distances involved in patrolling Pacific sea lanes have resulted in the P-X design being given four engines for safety."
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:23 pm

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 29):
Flightglobal has a report on it.....



Quoting Oroka (Reply 31):
Looks like they have been rolled out.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles....html

Haha I am pleased to say that I could bring this news to A.net more than a week before even flightglobal!!!!  smirk 

Anyways the latest word is that the official rollout for the CX & PX is happening Today*!! (Jun 4th) So there presumably (hopefully) should be a few good photos knocking about in the next few days.

So I will try to post an update with some more info soon.
But for now here are the most recent photos of these a/c that I could find. These are from Gifu AFB.




Good size comparison between the PX and the CX in the background.


* Though there are already photos of the CX & PX the aircraft have not been Officially rolled out yet.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:42 pm

The link will probably disappear soon so look at it while its there I guess.

As I mentioned the official rollout of the the CX & PX aircraft happened today at KHI's Gifu site.  cheerful 

Though he was originally planned to attend, defence minister Fumio Kyuma was not present owing to the recent controversy and his subsequent resignation.

The link is for real player.
Sorry Japanese only.

http://www.nhk.or.jp/news/2007/07/05/v20070704000138_rh.html
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:27 pm

The Japanese could find themselves selling a commercial variant that ends up in military hands, and Embraer will have competition on it's potential twin cargo ship.

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 28):
The PX reminds me of a DC-8.

See below!

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 29):
They must be intending on putting a lot of electronics equipment on board, which could be much heavier than the freight they plan to carry on the twinjet. What are the design payloads and ranges on these, as the report said the four-engine jet

I seriously wonder...could it be that the planners believe that 4 engines provides better power to the electronics along with better redundancy for safety while flying at lower altitudes for long periods? I do wonder...I really had a problem with the P-8 since we were replacing a turbo-prop known for its reliability and safety.....twin jet at lower altitudes make me nervous, I don't care who in procurement says it's fine....they generally ain't flying the airplanes. I like this Japanese product.

Quoting Egronenthal (Reply 33):
IMHO, the P-X looks like the old McDonnell 119/220 on steroids...

My thoughts exactly. I actually looked into buying the 220 from the guy out in El Paso when I saw it a few years ago. I had three other guys and between us we had the cash to buy and the pilots to fly (for an imagined charter outfit that we thought we'd like to try)....but on looking at the deal we did not have the money to maintain.....but the dude selling said it was airworthy and the owner had been flying it to Africa (he said....mind you) and that the engines were the same ones that went on the firebombing P-2s so they were available. We looked at a Sabreliner too, then decided to invest in other stuff.....airplanes are expensive.  

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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:56 pm

Quoting DL021 (Reply 37):
I seriously wonder...could it be that the planners believe that 4 engines provides better power to the electronics along with better redundancy for safety while flying at lower altitudes for long periods?

I think the fact the Japanese have a long term strategy to not remain a sub contractor in aerospace forever. They want to be leading when Asai Aerospace develops. Mitsubishi has plans for a RJ. We all know how to still hugely succesfull CF34 started its live / how its development got financed (TF-34, A10, S3).
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:03 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 38):
I think the fact the Japanese have a long term strategy to not remain a sub contractor in aerospace forever.

On this we agree completely. I think that Boeing kept back the leading and trailing edge work on their wings from the Japanese in order to preserve some advantages in that technology. It's only a matter of time, however and the only way Boeing and Airbus can maintain their edge is to stay ahead. The Chinese have made it clear they intend to build up their civil aerospace industry, and the Russians (if they can keep their act together) plus the Chinese could own the 3rd world markets in commuter/RJ airplanes if they ever get past FAA/CAA requirements.

Embraer is sitting on the bubble for that market and if Japan enters it with their cargo plane then they may need to reconsider developing something new if the Japanese have that on the market.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:42 am

The CX is one sexy bird, I wonder if I could convince anyone over at DND (Canada's Dept of National Defence) to take a look at it in place of the C130J.  hyper 

Also, why would the Japanese not offer to sell the CX to anyone who may be interested?
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:56 am

Quoting HanginOut (Reply 40):
Also, why would the Japanese not offer to sell the CX to anyone who may be interested?

Because their constitution forbids them from selling military equipment abroad. The whole thing revolves around stemming any potential military expansionism they may one day try, and is rooted in the fact that MacArthur had the thing written to prevent Japan from starting any more wars with us.

Since then they've become among our closest allies, on a par with the UK worldwide but for the fact that they cannot send forces overseas (other than in very very very limited operations). It could be said that we don't do alot overseas in Asia without consensus with our Japanese allies. They fund a good deal of works they cannot do themselves.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:58 am

Loads I would like to post so here goes...

Starting of course with the official photos.  goodvibes 

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/img/RO_PC1.jpg

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/img/RO_PC2.jpg

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/img/RO_PC3.jpg


Heres another video link I was pointed to through 2ch.
As I guessed the last one disappeared already and this one will probably go the same way so get it while its hot.

Real player again and Japanese only.

http://www.fnn-news.com/realvideo/ch2007070401_300.ram

I have read many Japanese articles about the event but they all say essentially the same basic things......
That...

-the P-X is designed to replace the P-3C. It has improved systems including a new and more powerful radar. Fly-by-Light system (one claimed it is the worlds first, true?) Also systems to allow for the direction command and control of fighter aircraft.

-the C-X is to replace the C-1. It can carry more than twice the payload and can fly about three times further at a faster speed.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:11 am

Random media photos





 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:30 am

Also heres a short update...

The C-X & P-X official rollout has now happened, and flight testing is scheduled to get underway in September. According to the new timetable the official hand over to the Ministry of Defence will be March 2008 for the C-X and August for the P-X.

Rollout was supposed to have occurred back in March however there was a problem due to sub-standard imported rivets. The results of the ensuing investigation were released recently. Overall there are are now no longer any structural integrity issues.

On the P-X rivets needed replacing in 161 places. On the C-X the figure was much higher at 3663. Most of these rivets were replaced but in some places this was not possible so the local area around these points was reinforced with fasteners to improve local strength. This was done at 4 places on the P-X and at 369 places on the C-X. At 37 places on the C-X a 'reinforcement plate' (didnt really know how to translate that) also had to be used.
These reinforcements will of course not be needed on production aircraft.

As for the XF7-10, there had also been a problem with a damaged internal bearing but the bearing retainer was modified to fix the problem.
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:49 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 39):
Embraer is sitting on the bubble for that market and if Japan enters it with their cargo plane then they may need to reconsider developing something new if the Japanese have that on the market.



Quoting DL021 (Reply 41):
Quoting HanginOut (Reply 40):
Also, why would the Japanese not offer to sell the CX to anyone who may be interested?

Because their constitution forbids them from selling military equipment abroad.

If what has been posited in the Civ/Av thread that the Japanese were gradually relaxing their stance and promoting the commercial transport variant to get around the "export of military equipment" prohibition, then this completed C-X prototype scheduled for flight testing in September and backstopped by Japan's economic and technological muscle has left Embraer's paper C-390 and the proposed Indo-Russian joint transport project at the starting gate.
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:18 pm

Is it just me or does the PX look like an airplane out of the Tintin comics?

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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:39 pm

Quoting BritJap (Reply 35):
Haha I am pleased to say that I could bring this news to A.net more than a week before even flightglobal!!!!

Well done! This is the sort of stuff I come to this forum for.....excellent work! Thanks

Quoting HanginOut (Reply 46):
Is it just me or does the PX look like an airplane out of the Tintin comics?

It sort of does.

What's the range on this thing again?
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:48 am

Hi guys
Okay back once again for another photo update...

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/img/RO_PC01.jpg

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/img/RO_PC02.jpg

And here are some really good videos. The first is of the rollout ceremony again. Not as fancy as the 787 rollout but still great. The other two are of the C-X and P-X performing some ground manoeuvres under their own power.

These videos are pretty large and they seemed to me to be very slow loading so you might want to save them rather than try streaming them.

http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/top...s2/P-X_C-X_Rollout_video_short.mpg

C-X Video:
http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/topics2/C-X_soukou.mpg

P-X Video:
http://www.mod.go.jp/trdi/topics/topics2/P-X_soukou.mpg
 
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RE: Japanese CX / PX Update

Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:22 am

More photos from a Japanese news agency...

The accompanying article was stressing the scale of Japanese industrial involvement in these two projects.
Some examples but by no means all of them are...

Radar systems by Toshiba.
The acoustic systems? (hard to translate) on the P-X are made by NEC.
Control Systems by Shinko Electric.
Defensive systems (countermeasures) by Mitsubishi Electric.
Air conditioning by Shimadzu.
The Landing gear is made by Sumitomo Seimitsu.
And of course the XF-7 engines made by IHI.












The XF7-10 engine on the P-X


Here you can see the ejection ports for the sonar buoys. The round thing near the top of the picture is an IFF antenna.

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