The MU-2 was one of post bellum Japan's best business air ship sorts.
Advancement of the MU-2, Mitsubishi's first indigenous post bellum outline, started in the late 1950s. Composed as a light twin turboprop transport suitable for an assortment of common and military parts, the MU-2 first flew on September 14 1963. This first MU-2 and the hand sized scoop of MU-2as manufactured were fueled by Turbomã©ca Astazou turboprops, all different models from the MU-2b onwards had Garrett Tpe331s.
The MU-2 lineup could be isolated up into two fundamental sorts, the standard fuselage and extended fuselage models. The MU-2b, E, F, K, M, P and Solitaire offer the short fuselage, the others, including the Marquise, the extended fuselage. The initially extended fuselage MU-2g flew on January 10 1969.
The MU-2 was dynamically enhanced and redesigned all through its generation life. Eminent progressions incorporate enhanced and all the more effective Tpe331 motors, and four razor sharp edge propellers from the N and P models.
Mitsubishi created a generation office for MU-2s in San Angelo, Texas in the USA in 1967 to manufacture MU-2s for the North American and world markets. The San Angelo Mitsubishi International office turned into the sole wellspring of MU-2 generation until 1986 when the line at last shut.
Mitsubishi certificated all the common Tpe331 controlled MU-2s as variations of the MU-2b and they were therefore given the MU-2b sort number emulated by a number. Notwithstanding, these MU-2s were additionally given a different promoting assignment with a successive postfix letter. The MU-2b-10 is e.g. the MU-2d, and the MU-2b-36a is the MU-2n.
Four MU-2cs and 16 MU-2ks were conveyed to the Japanese Army as LR-1s for the contact and photograph surveillance part, while 29 MU-2es were conveyed two the Japanese Air Force as hunt and-salvage MU-2ss, outfitted with a broadened "thimble" nose radome, expanded fuel limit, swell perception windows, and a sliding section entryway for dropping flatboats.
In 2000 in excess of 500 MU-2s were being used as corporate transports (fundamentally in the USA), while numerous have been changed over as vessel
Pictures of Mitsubishi MU-2