BERNHARD C.F. KLEIN COLLECTION
No. 8599. Kawasaki XP-1 (5501 c/n 1) Japanese Ministry of Defence
Photograph from Kawasaki, taken at Gifu Air Base, September 28, 2007
01/31/2009. Pictured at its first flight, the XP-1 is a maritime patrol aircraft intended to replace the Lockheed P-3C Orion in service with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. The flight testing is conducted by the Technical Research and Development Institute of the Japanese MoD. The second of four prototypes flew on June 19, 2008.
Created January 31, 2009