Kawasaki jet plane video

Company's new XP-1 aircraft makes first flight
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KAWASAKI HEAVY Industries have flown their XP-1aircraft for the first time, making an hour-long flight from Gifu airbase in Japan.

The company are also developing the C-X tactical transport, which shares common systems with the XP-1.

The XP-1 is powered by four 11,200lb-thrust Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries XF7-10 turbofans. Wing span is 38m, length 35m and maximum take-off weight 80,000kg, making it similar in size to Boeing's 737-sized P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.