T-4 Intermediate Trainer

T-4 Intermediate Trainer

A trainer with outstanding aeromechanical stability and mobility

A trainer with outstanding aeromechanical stability and mobility

The T-4 Intermediate Trainer was developed, thanks to the dedication of the Japanese aero industry, to succeed the Japan Air Self-Defense Force T-33 Jet Trainer.
One of the main features of this trainer is the adoption of a new transonic airfoil. With advanced aeromechanical stability and fuselage mobility at any speed right through to transonic-speed flights, the new addition makes it easier for trainees to graduate from an elementary to advanced trainer airplane.
Furthermore, the weight of the fuselage has been reduced by using a carbon composite material for the vertical tail, ailerons, rudders, etc.

Specification

Length 13.0m
Wingspan 9.9m
Height 4.6m
Maximum speed Mach0.9
Cruising range 1300km

It is used also for the "Blue Impulse" thanks to its excellent maneuverability.