Video: Japan's New Airlifter


Check out this pretty rare footage of the prototype for Japan's new twin-engine cargo hauler, the Kawasaki XC-2.

The jet is meant to replace Japan's fleet of C-130 Hercules and Kawasaki C-1s first flew in early 2010 and is currently undergoing flight testing. Designed to operate from 7,000-foot runways while carrying 37-tons of cargo, the jet aesthetically resembles a mini-Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and is powered by the GE CF6 turbofan, the same engine found on Boeing 747s and the re-engined Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy.

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