ShinMaywa US-2

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US-2
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ShinMaywa US-2
Role Air-sea rescue amphibian
Manufacturer ShinMaywa
First flight 18 December 2003
Introduction 30 March 2007
Status in production
Primary user Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
Produced 2003-Present
Number built 4 (3 expected)
Developed from ShinMaywa US-1A
Shin-Meiwa US-2 search and rescue flying boat

The ShinMaywa (formerly Shin Meiwa) US-2 is a Japanese large STOL amphibious aircraft designed for air-sea rescue (SAR) work. The US-2 is scheduled to replace the older ShinMaywa US-1

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft is currently operated by the 31st Fleet Air Wing (71st Air Force, 71st Flight Squadron) at Iwakuni air base and Atsugi air base.

Export[edit]

The Indian Navy is interested to buy between 15 to 18 US-2 Amphibious Search and Rescue aircraft at cost of $1.65 billion. It is expected that these amphibious aircraft will be stationed in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.[1][2]

Operators[edit]

 Japan

Specifications (US-2)[edit]

Data from ShinMaywa[3][4][5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 11
  • Capacity: 20 passengers or 12 stretchers
  • Length: 33.46 m (109 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 33.15 m (108 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 135.8 m2 (1,462 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 25,630 kg (56,504 lb)
  • Gross weight: 43,000 kg (94,799 lb) water take-off
  • Max takeoff weight: 47,700 kg (105,160 lb) land take-off
  • Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce AE 2100J turboprop, 3,424 kW (4,592 hp) each
  • Powerplant: 1 × LHTEC T800 turboshaft Boundary layer control compressor, 1,017 kW (1,364 hp)
  • Propellers: 6-bladed Dowty R414

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 560 km/h (348 mph; 302 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 480 km/h (298 mph; 259 kn) at 6,000 m (20,000 ft)
  • Range: 4,700 km (2,920 mi; 2,538 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,195 m (23,606 ft)
  • Takeoff distance on ground at MTOW: 490 m (1,610 ft)
  • Landing distance on ground at MTOW: 1,500 m (4,900 ft)
  • Takeoff distance on water at Loaded weight: 280 m (920 ft)
  • Landing distance on water at Loaded weight: 330 m (1,080 ft)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "For First Time Since World War 2, Japan Will Sell Military Equipment. To India.". NDTV.com. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ CHANDRA, ATUL (4 Sep 2014). "India looks to acquire 18 ShinMaywa US-2 amphibians". http://www.flightglobal.com/. Bangalore: Reed Business Information. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Performance of the State-of-the-Art US-2:US-2 Specifications". www.shinmaywa.co.jpl. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Lake, Jon (November 2005). "ShinMaywa's Innovative Amphibian". Air International (Stamford: Key Publishing) 69 (5): 26–30. ISSN 0306-5634. 
  5. ^ "US-2:STOL Search and Rescue Amphibian" (PDF). www.shinmaywa.co.jp. ShinMaywa. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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