P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft
(Photo courtesy of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)

The P-1, the successor to the P-3C, is a patrol aircraft used for prolonged and extensive surveillance, and patrol over the seas around Japan.

The P-1 presents is manufactured domestically, with a newly-developed its airframe, engines and patrol systems. It improved features compared to the P-3C: faster speed, longer range, and greater loading capacity made possible by the latest technologies. These features enable patrolling of the extensive seas around Japan for long hours.

Specification

Length 38.0m
Wingspan 35.4m
Height 12.1m

(Photo courtesy of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)