The Kawasaki XP-1 (previously P-X) is a Japanese aircraft intended as a replacement for the P-3C maritime patrol aircraft operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
on Friday 28th September 2007 the Kawasaki PX made its maiden flight from JASDF Gifu Airbase, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
The flight lasted for about one hour. The pilot reported that the aircraft was stable and flew very much as anticipated by the flight simulator. The fuselage and engines performed without problems.
The XP-1 is powered by four small turbofan engines
Kawasaki PX has been assigned the number XP-1
Crew: Flight:2 Mission:(N/A)
Length: 38.0 m (124 ft 8 in)
Wingspan: 35.4 m (114 ft 8 in)
Height: 12.1 m (39 ft 4 in)
Powerplant: 4× IHI Corporation XF7-10 tubofan, 13,500 lbs (60 kN) each
Cruise speed: 833 km/h (450 knots, 516 mph)
Range: 8,000 km (4,320 nm, 4,970 mi)
Service ceiling 44,200 ft (13,520 m)
Bombs: 20,000+ lb (9,000+ kg)
Missiles: AGM-84 Harpoon, ASM-1C, AGM-65 Maverick
Sonobuoys: 30+ Pre-loaded, 70+ Deployable from inside
Other: MK-46 and Type 97 and new GRX-5 torpedoes, mines depth charges