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Country of Origin: Japan


The C-1 is a Japanese medium transport that is almost alone among military transports with its high-wing, twin-jet-engine configuration. It was designed to replace the World War II-era Curtiss C-46s which the Japan Self-Defense Forces operated since the 1950s.

The closest counterpart is the An-72/74 Coaler, a smaller Russian transport (see separate database entry). The C-1 is used for tactical airlift and logistical support operations. One Japanese aircraft was modified for...

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