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Sorry not ... that's all I have about this project and I was quite surprised that this pic has been released as yet !

I have some models of older Japanese projects like configurations under study for an indigenous FSX and a follow on replacement for the F-15J !

Here You go ....

Deino ;D


PS: Maybe we can re-name that tread to "Japanese projects"
 

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Matej said:
TinWing: This engine was called XF-7. Development started in the mid 1990s, first engine was delivered for a ground testing in june 1998 and probably will by flight tested in 2007.
Actually, I was refering to a 50kN low bypass ratio turbofan that was supposed to power the FI-X demonstrator.

The IHI XF-7 has a high bypass ratio of 8:1. Come to think about it, IHI started planning a high bypass ratio turbofan for the cancelled late 70s PX-L and an engine of that description flew in the mid-80s 4 engined, engine-over-wing STOL prototype that was based on the C-1.

Is the XF-7 really such a new concept, or just the continuation of a 30 year old lineage?
 

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Interesting document, even if you can't read French- there is also mention of a Mitsubishin regional jet, the "MJ" which looks very similiar to th ERJ-170 family in overall layout. This is the first I've heard of such a project as well.
 

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Aviation Magazine Num 768 (15-XII-1979)

Shin-meiwa Project LA

This 40 seat flying boat was to be the star Shin-meiwa product in the 80's
 

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Aviation Magazine Num 768 (15-XII-1979)

MT-X competition: 200-300 aircraft contract for T-1 and T-33 replacement by mid 80's.

Contenders: Kawasaki vs Fuji

Engine: Ishikawajima-Harima XF-3 1600 Kgp

The winner design became the Kawasaki T-4...anybody has pics from the Fuji design?
 

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This Fuji model was published in a FLUG REVUE special “Flugzeuge ’78 - Katalog”. In my opinion it’s the FT-20 – and the competitor, you’re looking for.
 

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not from Fuji ... but from Mitsubishi the first XT-4 and Mitsubishi's FS-X contender !

http://www.strange-mecha.com/jsdf/jasdf/JASDF13.htm

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Thanks a lot :)
 

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pometablava said:
Aviation Magazine Num 768 (15-XII-1979)

Shin-meiwa Project LA

This 40 seat flying boat was to be the star Shin-meiwa product in the 80's
My dear pometablava,
the Shin Meiwa aircraft was SS-X project and it would seat
30-50 passengers.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1991/1991%20-%200472.html?search=kawasaki%20commuter%20aircraft
 

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Kawasaki licence-built the P-3C for the JMSDF so its not surprising that their Orion replacement resembles the Electra. I don't think this implies that dated technology has been employed (if that was your intention). These days, KHI's bread and butter comes from making major components for Bombardier and Boeing designs.
 

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Came across this picture of an upgraded F-15J on a Japanese website yesterday



Not been able to find a great deal more about this searching online - anyone got any more info/pics?
 

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Hmmmm...looks like it has an IFF "box" similar to the Super Hornet, and I'm guessing that's an IRST sensor up front. I wonder if this has anything to do with the stealth demonstrator funding cutbacks.
 

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Hmmm ... very interesting !!!

As far as I knew the improved F-15J-Kai looked like this ... so maybe it's an further going improvement ... or a testbed. ???


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OK, found this thread on ARC with some discussion of the F-15 Kai programme

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=136179&hl=f-15j

First picture link still works, second one is now dead it appears :(

Deino, it appears your aircraft shows the full Kai upgrade as discusses in the thread with the radome stiffening strips, and the bulges on the intake sides.
 

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On a different note, here's a link to a quad tilt-wing UAV. This appears to be a private venture by a Japanese company involved in a multitude of precision engineering projects.
http://www.ghcraft.com/QTW/QTW-UAS.htm

 

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This is Japanese first turbojet engine NE2 in 1945. I was very lucky because it's very difficult to see this engine. Also there was a exhibition of XF5-1 engine but I did not take pictures. I did not know the meaning of XF5-1 engine. Sorry!
 

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Nev said:
Came across this picture of an upgraded F-15J on a Japanese website yesterday



Not been able to find a great deal more about this searching online - anyone got any more info/pics?
The ball on the nose is a IRST device to be used for upgrade of the F-15J. P
 

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Trident! Many thanks. This is really what I saw AEROSPACE JAPAN 2008. Concerning XF5-1, photography not forbidden. How silly I am! I desperately took NE20 jet engine's pictures. NE20 is Kikka's engine.
 

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Tony Buttler could make a book from this stuff:

Secret Projects-Airships and Great Big Flying Boats that got no further than Popular Mechanics covers
 

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drawing and spec's for Shin Meiwa light amphibian

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1980/1980%20-%200164.html?search=shin%20meiwa%20light%20amphibian

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PLEASE NOTE

Generic topics like this are not recommended. Please create a topic per project.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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And look what's behind in #2 and #3... ;D
see :-

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,430.msg129632.html#msg129632


cheers,
Robin.
 

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Model of Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (NAMCO)-Lockheed YX Jet concept found on eBay.

Seller's description:

This model if from my Dad's airplane collection, which had over 140 models. He ended his career as Chief of Advanced Design and Technologies at Lockheed, Burbank CA. This is an 2 engine XY [sic] Jet Transport proposed by NAMCO/Lockheed. It includes a stand with metal plate, a small screw holds the model to the stand. The wing span is 18 inches and length is 17 1/2 inches. There is some wear on the nose decals, please see the pictures for condition.

As far as we know this is a "one of" model for marketing. We are selling this unique item AS-IS.
Source:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lockheed-2-Engine-XY-Jet-Transport-L-1011-Concept-Airplane-Model-Large-/221681715028?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339d428754
 

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From Graham Summers on "The Greatest Planes That Never Were" group on Facebook:

The YX, or YS-33 was planned to be Japan's first commercial passenger Jet first envisaged in 1967. Although plans had been made by NAMCO for a jet powered variant of its YS-11 turboprop regional airliner, these were only as a stop gap until production could begin of the medium range YS-33. It was realised that Japan did not have the resources for development of such a type of aircraft, so it was decided in 1970 to approach European manufacturers to enter in a joint production and development. Although the design was initially planned for only 120-150 pax, this had increased to 200 by this time. Fokker and BAC were approached, but with the development of the Airbus A300 ongoing on the continent, Japan turned to US companies. Power was also initially three RR Trents (The original engine with that name, not the one that currently flies on both Airbus and Boeing designs), but this was changed to two larger engines under the wings. Boeing was initially the front runner in the bid for a US partner, but other bids came from both McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed. By late 1972, it was realised that Japanese Government funding would not be forthcoming for such a risky venture and so the the YX was abandoned. As can be seen, the Lockheed submission would have drawn heavily from the L1011 TriStar and the Boeing and McDonnell Douglas designs would also have, no doubt, drawn inspiration from other existing models built by those respective companies. Lockheed themselves did also look at a twin-engined variant of the L1011 the -600 model.
Source:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/34366349783/10153077731139784/?comment_id=10153077783204784&notif_t=group_comment
 

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Hi,


I think a little heard about this one,it was a Fuji Supersonic Strike Fighter Project of 1964,
and can operated from short strips.


FR 3/1964
 

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In Flying Review 5/1964,


there is anther unknown project,a two-seat heavy interceptor of 1960s,may be there
was an indigenous design done in Japan for this purpose ?.
 

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Early model of Mitsubishi MU-2.(MU-2A)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKFO5u4AbIQ
 

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Next pictures.

And
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6713.0.html
 

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Thank you my dear Blackkite,


and that's mean,it was a single seat version ?.
 

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shokaku said:
Hello to all,
recently I've find the attached images, about a Japanese stealthized F-15 : only amateur rendering, or a real thinking ?

Shokaku
Hi! It's only amateur rendering. ;D
 

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