US-2 Rainbow STOL SAR aircraft Weapon Systems // Aircraft // Patrol/Reconnaissance/Electronics


Country of Origin: Japan

The US-2 is an amphibious short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft designed for search-and-rescue missions with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The aircraft is based on the older US-1, which it replaced in JMSDF service. The amphibious aircraft is capable of a variety of missions, including surveillance, medical evacuation, maritime security, search-and-rescue and firefighting. For firefighting missions, the US-2 can scoop up 15 tons of water in 20 seconds. The US-2...

 

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