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Mitsubishi F-1 Fighter Aircraft

Crew

One

Maiden Flight

June 1975

Introduced

April 1978

Numbers Built

77

Retired

2006

Length

17.86m

Wingspan

7.88m

Height

4.48m

Wing Area

21.2m<span class="sup">2</span>

Empty Weight

6,358kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

13,674kg

Internal Fuel

3,054kg

Payload Weight

2,721kg

Type

Ishikawa-Harima TF40-801A turbofan

No of Engines

Two

Dry Thrust

22.8kN

Thrust with Afterburner

35.6kN

Maximum Speed

1,700km per hour

Combat Radius

556km

Ferry Range

2,870km

Service Ceiling

15,240m

Rate of Climb

118m per second

Hardpoints

Seven (four under wings, one under centreline fuselage and two wingtip missile rails)

Guns

One 20mm JM61A1 Vulcan 6 barreled Gatling cannon

Air to Air Missiles

AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and Mitsubishi AAM-1

Anti-Ship Missiles

Mitsubishi ASM-1/2 anti-ship missiles

Rocket Pods

JLAU-3A 70mm rocket pods, RL-7 70mm rockets, RL-4 125mm rockets

Bombs

Iron bombs, cluster bombs, Mk-82 weighing 500lb and M117 weighing 750lb bombs and GCS-1, IR-guided versions of the Mk-82 and M117 and air to surface missiles

Manufacturer

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries

Operators

Japan Air Self Defence Force

Engines

IHI Corporation

20mm JM61A1 Vulcan Six Barreled Gatling Cannon

General Electric

Missiles

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

J / ASQ-1 fire control system

Mitsubishi Electric
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