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Fuji T-5

T-5

Manufacturer: Fuji
First flight: 1988
Introduced: 1988
Primary user: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Developed from: Fuji KM-2

Fuji T-5 or KM-2Kai is a Japanese turboprop-driven primary trainer aircraft, which is a development of the earlier Fuji KM-2. The student and the instructor sit side-by-side.

History

The Fuji T-5 was developed by Fuji Heavy Industries as a replacement for the piston-engined Fuji KM-2 (itself a development of the Beechcraft T-34) as a primary trainer for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Fuji refitted a KM-2 with an Allison 250 turboprop engine in place of the original Lycoming piston engine, the resulting KM-2D first flying on 28 June 1984 and being certified on 14 February 1985 . The KM-2Kai is a further development of the KM-2D, with a modernised cockpit with side-by-side seating and a sliding canopy replacing the original KM-2's car type side doors (which were retained by the KM-2D).

Operational history

The KM-2Kai was ordered by the JMSDF as the T-5 in March 1987, with deliveries of the KM2-Kai to the Japanese Self Defence Forces beginning in 1988, with a total of 40 being built. The T-5 serves with the 201 Kyoiku Kokutai at Ozuki in Japan . The original KM-2 is no longer in service.

Operators

Japan

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Specifications (T-5)

Data from Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide

General characteristics

Crew: 2: student, instructor
Length: 8.4 m (27ft8in)
Wingspan: 10 m (32ft11in)
Height: 2.9 m (9ft8in)
Wing area: 16.5 m (178 ft)
Airfoil: NACA 23016.5/23012 (root/tip)
Empty weight: 1,082 kg (2,385 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,805 kg (3,979 lb)
Powerplant: 1x Allison 250-B17D turboprop, 261 kW (350 hp)

Performance

Never exceed speed: 413 km/h (223 knots, 256 mph)
Maximum speed: 357 km/h (193 knots, 222 mph) at 2,440 m (8,000 ft)
Cruise speed: 287 km/h (155 knots, 178 km/h)
Stall speed: 104 km/h (56 knots, 65 mph) (flaps down)
Range: 945 km (510 nm, 587 mi)
Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 8.6 m/s (1,700 ft/min)

Armament

None fitted as standard

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