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Performance of the State-of-the-Art US-2

The development of the US-2 took eight years to complete. Below are some outstanding performance features.

US-2 Specifications

Dimensions & Performances US-2
(ShinMaywa)
Length 33.3m
Wing Span 33.2m
Height 9.8m
Engine Rolls-Royce AE2100Jx4
Propeller Dowty R414
Max Take-Off Weight/Distance 47.7t / 490m
Max Landing Weight/Distance 47.7t / 1,500m
Max Take-Off Weight/Distance (on water) 43.0t / 280m
Max Landing Weight/Distance (on water) 43.0t / 330m
Range

over 4,500 km

Cruise Altitude More than 6,000m
Cruise Speed

More than 480km/h

Max Speed

More than 560km/h

Wing Span 33.2m
Height 9.8m
Length Overall 33.3m

Comparison with Specifications of World's famous Amphibians

Takeoff / Landing at Extremely Low Speeds

The world's only amphibian equipped with a BLC (Boundary Layer Control) powered high-lift device, the US-2 can cruise at extremely low speeds (approx. 90 km/h) and take off and land on water within a very short distance.

Maximum lift coefficient >= 7 (Approx.double that of ordinary aircraft)
Boundary Layer Control

Outstanding Seaworthiness

ShinMaywa's original spray suppressor and spray strip realize excellent seaworthiness, thereby preventing damage to airframes when landing on water. Together with its capability to cruise at extremely low speeds, the US-2 can take off and land on water with waves up to three meters high.

spray suppressor and spray strip