Kawasaki C-2 arrives in the UK


The first Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft to visit the UK touched down at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on July 10, 2018 ahead of its participation in the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo. Built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, this particular aircraft is the third prototype aircraft. Having completed its maiden flight at Gifu Air Base, Japan on May 17, 2016, 68-1203 was delivered to the Air Development and Test Wing at Gifu on June 30, 2016. The first three Japanese Air Self-Defense Force aircraft were delivered to 403 Hikotai at Miho Air Base on March 28, 2017. Ian Harding