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Japan T-4 Trainer
06-5634, JASDF, Ashiya Special 2016
|final production number being 212. The aircraft was designed to replace the Lockheed T-
33 and Fuji T-1. The first prototype flew on July 29, 1985 with the first production aircraft
flying in June 1988 and delivery of the first T-4 to the 31st and 32nd Flying Training
Squadrons, 1st Air Wing 3 months later.
In October 2016 Kawasaki T-4 06-5634 c/n 1043 from the JASDF 13th TFW made an
appearance at the annual Ashiya AB Air Show. Ashiya is used for fly off training
missions. The aircraft had a special paint scheme for the show that displayed a
milestone of “1000 T-4 student pilots graduated” that was achieved in August 2016.
06-5634 also wore a blue wave on the rear fuselage representing the Genkai Sea as
well as tail stripes in the colors of both squadrons from the 13th TFW.
Specifications for the Kawasaki T-4
Number Manufactured – 212
Role – 2 seat intermediate jet-trainer
Crew – 2 X pilots in tandem
Length – 42 ft. 8 in. (13 m)
Wingspan – 32 ft. 7 in. (9.94 m)
Height – 15 ft. 1 in. (4.6 m)
Empty – 8,360 lb. (3,790 kg)
Maximum Take-Off – 16,530 lb. (7,500 kg)
Engines – 2 X Ishikawajima-Harima F3-IHI-30 turbofans producing 3,250 lb. (16 kN) of
thrust per engine.
Maximum Speed – 645 mph (1,038 km/h)
Range – 900 nm (1,670 km)
Service Ceiling – 49,800 ft. (15,200 m)
2 X Hardpoints for
ASM-2 long-range anti-ship missiles
AA-4 Air-to-air missiles
Training Bombs (free-falling)
70-mm unguided rockets
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