Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Japan T-2
CCV testbed, JASDF/TRDI,
Gifu AB 1989
Die-cast metal.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Weapons that are not permanently attached.
Comes with crew figures
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
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The Mitsubishi T-2 is a two-engined two-seat jet trainer manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy
Industries and was operated by the Japan Air Self Defense Force from 1975 – 2006. The
flight instructor sat behind the student in a raised seat that allowed him to visually monitor the
student’s actions. There was a windblast screen between them that created separate
clamshell canopies for each person. T-2s were also used by a dedicated Aggressor
Squadrons until they were replaced by F-15 Eagle.

The Mitsubishi T-2 was chosen by the Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI)
of the Japan Defense Agency to test new technology. The aircraft selected was the third T-2
manufactured; serial 29-5103 c/n 003. It would be the test bed for the CCV (Control
Configuration Vehicle) studies. Fixed canards were mounted on the intakes just in front of the
wings with a movable canard under the fuselage. The objective was to study airflow to see if
such a configuration could improve maneuverability.

Specifications for the Mitsubishi T-2
First Flight – 20th July 1971
T-2A - Two-seat advanced jet trainer aircraft (59 delivered to the ASDF training squadron in
T-2B - Two-seat armed weapons training aircraft.
Total Production – 90
Presently out of production
Crew – 2

Power Plant – 2 x Turbofan Ishikawajima Harima TF-40-IHI-801A (Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca
Ad each producing 32.5 kN 7306 lbf
Speed – 1,700 km/h   (918 kts / 1,056 mph)
Service Ceiling – 15,200 m   (49,869 ft)
Range – 2,589 km   (1,398 nm / 1,609 mi)

Empty – 6,307 kg   (13,905 lbs)
Maximum Takeoff – 12,900 kg   (28,440 lbs)

Length – 17.86 m   (58.6 ft)
Wing Span – 7.88 m   (25.9 ft)
Height – 4.39 m   (14.4 ft)