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T-1 Basic Jet Trainer

The Fuji T-1 Basic Jet Trainer was the first Japanese jet aircraft developed after the Second World War. The first prototype made its first flight on 19 January 1958, equiped with a Bristol Orpheus Mk11 engine. On 1 June 1960, the prototype made the first flight with a Japanese developed J3-IHI-7B engine. The T-1 production model with Bristol Orpheus engine was designated as T-1A, and with J3 engine was designated as T-1B. The T-1 has been retired from pilot training squadron, but some aircraft are still in service by 5th Technical Scool based Komaki and Air Development and Testing Wing based Gifu.

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