Mitsubishi RP-1

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RP-1
Role Experimental twin-engined helicopter
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
First flight 14 September 1994
Number built 1
Developed from Sikorsky S-76[1]
Developed into Mitsubishi MH2000

The Mitsubishi RP-1 is an Experimental Japanese twin-engined helicopter developed as part of a secret company research programme.[2] The RP-1 was first revealed in April 1994 just before it started hover trials leading to a first flight on 14 September 1994.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1994-95[2]

General characteristics

  • Length: 15.00 m (49 ft 2½ in)
  • Height: 4.30 m (14 ft 1¼ in)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mitsubishi MG-5 Turboshaft, 447 kW (600 hp) each

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Lewis. "Japan goes it alone ". Flight International, 7 August 1996. Retrieved: 22 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b Lambert 1994, p. 236

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lambert, ed. (1994). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1994-95. Coulsdon, Surrey, United Kingdom: Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-1160-9.