Mitsubishi F-2

ICAO aircraft code F2
Country Japan
New price USD 127 million (2009)

The Mitsubishi F-2 is a multirole fighter derived from the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, and manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with a 60/40 split in manufacturing between Japan and the United States.

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Mitsubishi F-2 Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
F2
Manufacturer
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Manufactured
1995 - 2011
Country
Japan
New purchase price
USD 127 million (2009)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
J/APG-2, AN/ARC-164, NEC V/UHF transceiver, Japan Aviation Electronics/Honeywell digital AFCS etc.
Engine:
1x General Electric F110-IHI-129
Turbofan
Power:
29,500 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
1147 Kts
2,124 Km/h
Travel range:
451 Nm
835 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
59,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
48000 feet / minute
243.84meter / second
Take Off Distance:
450 meter - 1,476.36 feet
Landing Distance:
650 meter - 2,132.52 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
22,100 Kg
48,722 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
18,300 Kg
40,344 lbs
Max Payload:
9,000 Kg
19,841 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,225 gallon
4,637 liter

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About the Mitsubishi F-2

The Mitsubishi F-2 is a multirole fighter derived from the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, and manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with a 60/40 split in manufacturing between Japan and the United States. The basis of the F-2’s design is the F-16 Agile Falcon, an unsuccessful offer by General Dynamics to provide a low-cost alternative for the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) competition. Production started in 1996 and the first aircraft entered service in 2000. The first 76 aircraft entered service by 2008, with a total of 98 airframes produced. The first active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar on a combat aircraft was the J/APG-1 introduced on the Mitsubishi F-2 in 1995. The F-2 is nicknamed “Viper Zero”, a reference to the F-16’s unofficial nickname of “Viper” and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

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