Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Japan T-4 Trainer
06-5634, JASDF, Ashiya Special 2016
Die-cast metal.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Weapons that are not permanently attached.
Comes with crew figures
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
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final production number being 212. The aircraft was designed to replace the Lockheed T-
33 and Fuji T-1. The first prototype flew on July 29, 1985 with the first production aircraft
flying in June 1988 and delivery of the first T-4 to the 31st and 32nd Flying Training
Squadrons, 1st Air Wing 3 months later.

In October 2016 Kawasaki T-4 06-5634 c/n 1043 from the JASDF 13th TFW made an
appearance at the annual Ashiya AB Air Show. Ashiya is used for fly off training
missions. The aircraft had a special paint scheme for the show that displayed a
milestone of “1000 T-4 student pilots graduated” that was achieved in August 2016.
06-5634 also wore a blue wave on the rear fuselage representing the Genkai Sea as
well as tail stripes in the colors of both squadrons from the 13th TFW.

Specifications for the Kawasaki T-4

Number Manufactured – 212


Role – 2 seat intermediate jet-trainer

Crew – 2 X pilots in tandem

Length – 42 ft. 8 in.  (13 m)
Wingspan – 32 ft. 7 in.  (9.94 m)
Height – 15 ft. 1 in.  (4.6 m)

Empty – 8,360 lb.  (3,790 kg)
Maximum Take-Off – 16,530 lb.  (7,500 kg)

Engines – 2 X Ishikawajima-Harima F3-IHI-30 turbofans producing 3,250 lb. (16 kN) of
thrust per engine.
Maximum Speed – 645 mph  (1,038 km/h)
Range – 900 nm  (1,670 km)
Service Ceiling – 49,800 ft.  (15,200 m)

2 X Hardpoints for
ASM-2 long-range anti-ship missiles
AA-4 Air-to-air missiles
Gun Pods
Training Bombs (free-falling)
70-mm unguided rockets