Aviation Photo #0781161 ShinMaywa XUS-2 (US-1A Kai) - Japan - Navy

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The first of two prototypes of the advanced version of the famous flying boat by ShinMaywa. 'Peacock 901' is carrying out test flights for the Technical Research and Development Institute of the Japan Defence Agency. According to a recent announcement the US-1A Kai will be redesignated US-2, making this preproduction ship an XUS-2. At the time of photographing it clearly still displayed its original designation. [Nikon F100, Fuji Provia 100F]
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Photo Added: February 20, 2005

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