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Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock. Specifications. A photo.
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Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock. Specifications. A photo.

Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock. Specifications. A photo.

 

Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock - Japanese multi-purpose twin-engine passenger and cargo aircraft, developed by the company «Mitsubishi» specialists in 1963 year.

 

Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock photo

 

The first work on the design of the aircraft of this model started by Japanese engineers in 1960 year, and, thanks to the work of designers and aircraft manufacturers have managed to create not only quality, but also very promising aircraft, which has found great support from customers. At its core, the plane model Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock was the first successful Japanese post-war project, whose production continued on with 1963 1986 year.

The Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock aircraft, as a rule, was of little interest to large air carriers, as it was suitable mainly for flights on local and regional routes. In addition, if necessary, a Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock aircraft could also carry on board 1800 kilogram of payload. Nevertheless, in addition to civil aviation, the aircraft was also actively used in the military sphere, in particular, on board the aircraft could accommodate up to 15 military, or, if the aircraft was supposed to be used as a transport air, then it was possible to transport all kinds of Kind of goods.

In some cases, aircraft Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock was also used as an administrative-type aircraft, however, we only know about 12 adapted for this purpose aircraft.

 

A photoMitsubishi MU-2 Peacock

 

Depending on the modification, the aircraft made in Japan can carry on its board until 12 passengers at ranges up to 2335 kilometers, which corresponds to the majority of requirements for the implementation of air traffic on the routes of small and medium-haul.

The power plant of the basic version of the aircraft Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock consists of two turboprop engines Garrett TPE-331 able to develop sufficient capacity to ensure good load capacity and performance of air travel at a cruising speed of about 485 km \ h. The engine has a high reliability and is virtually cost in its service and maintenance, making these planes with more than 50-year history and popular at the moment.

 

Aircraft Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock 

 

Because of the great popularity of the airplane Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock is available in several different versions:

  • Mitsubishi XMU-2 Peacock - The original prototype aircraft with short fuselage;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2A Peacock - Pre-production version of the airplane;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2B Peacock - The basic production version of the airplane. It involves placing on board to passengers 6;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2C Peacock - A modified version of the Mitsubishi MU-2B Peacock, developed at the request of the Japanese Ministry of Defense;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2D Peacock - An improved version of the aircraft, with pressurized cabin, and the ability to rise to great heights;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2DP Peacock - A modernized version equipped with a more productive aircraft engines and fuel tanks, increased volume;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2E Peacock - Version designed for Japanese Air Force;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2F Peacock - An improved version of the aircraft, analogue Mitsubishi MU-2DP Peacock, with a reinforced fuselage and increased load-carrying capacity;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2K Peacock - A modified version of the aircraft;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2M Peacock - An improved version of version Mitsubishi MU-2K Peacock with increased maximum take-off weight;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2P Peacock - Modification, with minor technical improvements;
  • Mitsubishi Solitaire - Modification of 1979 years with the increased volume of fuel tanks;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2G Peacock - Aircraft with a larger version of the length of the fuselage, allowing the board to place an 12 passengers;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2J Peacock - A modernized version of version Mitsubishi MU-2G Peacock with further increased length of the fuselage;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2L Peacock - An improved version of Mitsubishi MU-2J Peacock;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2N Peacock - An analog version of Mitsubishi MU-2P Peacock with further increased the length of the fuselage;
  • Mitsubishi Cavenaugh Cargoliner - Cargo version of the plane;
  • Mitsubishi LR-1- The military version of the plane, developed by the Air Force's request;
  • Mitsubishi MU-2S Peacock - Search and rescue version of the aircraft, developed by order of the military command of Japan.

 

Specifications Mitsubishi MU-2 Peacock.

 

  • Crew: 1-2 person;
  • Passenger: 12 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 12 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 11,94 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 4,17 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 3433 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1817 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 5250 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 485 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 547 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2335 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 9020 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Garrett TPE331-6-251M (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 775 hp (Depending on version).

 

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