T-4 Intermediate Trainer
A trainer with outstanding flying qualities and agility
The T-4 Intermediate Trainer was developed, thanks to the dedication of the Japanese aerospace industry , as the successor to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s T-33 Jet Trainer.
One of the main features of this trainer is its adoption of a transonic airfoil. Its realized outstanding flying qualities and agility at speeds up to transonic range and enabled elementary-level trainees to transition smoothly to advanced-level fighter training courses.
Furthermore, the weight of the aircraft has been reduced by using a carbon composite material for the vertical tail, ailerons, rudders, etc.