The development of the US-2 took eight years to complete. Below are some outstanding performance features.
|Dimensions & Performances||US-2
|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|
over 4,500 km
|Cruise Altitude||More than 6,000m|
More than 480km/h
More than 560km/h
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.
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.