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US-1A STOL SAR aircraft

Country of Origin: Japan


The US-1 was developed by the Shin Meiwa Aircraft Co. (formerly Kawanishi Aircraft Co. and later renamed ShinMaywa) as a short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) aircraft for search-and-rescue (SAR) roles. The amphibious US-1A can be operated from water or land.

The US-1 strongly resembles the former U.S. Navy flying boat, the twin-engine Martin P5M Marlin , but has several unique features designed to provide short-takeoff-and-landing performance. The high wing has a rectangular center...

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