F-1

Notes: This was one of Japanís first post-war fighter designs, being first produced in 1967. It is a combat version of the T-2 trainer, with the rear seat replaced by additional fuel, a gun and hardpoints added, and the nose filled with radar and avionics. It bears a marked resemblance to the Jaguar, and it is often mistaken for the Jaguar at air shows. By the time of the war, it was a dated design, but still saw a lot of use. The two wingtip hardpoints may only carry heat-seeking air-to-air missiles or the Sidearm antiradar missile.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The main limitations on the use of the F-1 during the Twilight War were its short range and the inability to refuel from US or South Korean tanker aircraft.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$3,497,247

AvG

2.72 tons

13.7 tons

1

22

Radar

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

3400

850 (130)

NA 213 6/3 60/30

3848

1509

15240

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Radar Warning Receiver, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, HUD, Laser Designator

810/540m Hardened Runway

+2

20mm Vulcan, 6 Hardpoints

750x20mm

F-2

Notes: In the late 1980s, Japan was looking for an aircraft to replace its aging and outmoded F-1 strike fighters. To this end, they designed the FS-X, based on an enlarged and modernized F-16A airframe; after more modernization and development, this became the F-2. Compared to the F-16A, the F-2 is a much more capable aircraft, with air-to-air capability nearly on par with the F-15 and an air-to-ground capability similar to the F/A-18. Chaff was developed similar to that used in the Eurofighter; this chaff is one level better in fighting lock-on and guidance attempts.

Twilight 2000 Notes: These aircraft were standouts in the Twilight War, both over Korea and in defense of Japan.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$8,150,749

AvG

11.82 tons

22.27 tons

1

30

Radar, Image Intensification

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

4600

1150 (115)

NA 288 10/6 100/60

4536

5873

20000

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

All-Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver, Flare/Chaff Dispenser, ECM, Auto Track, HUD, IR Uncage, Track While Scan, Multitarget (2), Target ID, Laser Designator

800/530m Hardened Runway

+4

20mm Vulcan, 9 Hardpoints

750x20mm