Honda MH02

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MH02
Honda MH02.gif
Role Experimental aircraft
Manufacturer Honda
Mississippi State University
First flight 5 March 1993
Number built 1

The Honda MH02 was an experimental business jet built by Honda, in cooperation with Mississippi State University, to research engine placement and composite construction. The prototype was completed in 1992, making its first flight on 5 March, 1993.

The MH02 was never intended for production, but was nonetheless the first all-composite light business jet to fly; by 1996 over 170 test flight hours were accumulated on the airframe. Aside from the already unusual above-the-wing engine mounts, the design features a T-tail and a forward-swept wing. The plane was deregistered and exported to Japan in 1998.[1]

Specifications (MH02)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one or two pilots
  • Capacity: six passengers
  • Length: 11.25 m (36 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.24 m (36 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 4.18 m (13 ft 9 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,600 kg (7,937 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D1 turbofan engines, 5.3 kN (1,200 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 654 km/h (406 mph; 353 kn)

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