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Japanese Kawasaki C-2

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The C-2 is a large twin engine military transport aircraft designed and built by Kawasaki Aerospace Company. Similar in appearance to the C-17 but with two engines, the C-2 entered service with the Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) in 2016.

The C-2 has a maximum take-off weight of 141,000kg and can fly for 4,100 nautical miles with a 20 tonne payload. RIAT 2018 is the type's first visit to both the Air Tattoo and the United Kingdom.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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