Japanese Air Force Fighter Aircraft Size Comparison


The Japan Air Self-Defense Force is known for its Zero Fighters during World War II and is still relevant today with their new-gen fighter jets. With that, let’s compare the aircraft sizes the Japanese Air Force ever operated. 


MITSUBISHI A6M ZERO AND FUJI T-3

Photos: mozaweb.com and alchetron.com

Let’s start with Japan’s smallest fighter jets, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and the Fuji T-3. According to fighter-planes.com, the A6M Zero measures around 29.9-ft long, 10-ft tall, with a wingspan of 39.4-ft. On the other hand, based on Wikipedia, the Fuji T-3 measures 26.5-ft long, 9.11-ft tall, and has a wingspan of 32.10-ft. In context, Japan’s smallest fighter planes measure half as long as a bowling lane, half as tall as a giraffe, and as wide as six times the length of a queen-sized bed. 


MITSUBISHI F-2

Photo: aircraftcompare.com

Next is this Japan’s average-sized combat jet, the Mitsubishi F-2. According to aircraftcompare.com, the F-2 measures 50.11-ft long, 16.4-ft tall, with a wingspan of 36.6-ft. In context, the average size of a Japanese fighter aircraft measures about three-and-a-half times as long as a Volkswagen Beetle, half as tall as a utility pole, and as wide as the length of six twin-sized beds. 


MITSUBISHI F-15J AND F-4EJ

Photos: amilitaryaircraft.blogspot.com and mhi.com

Lastly, we have Japan’s largest fighter plane, the Mitsubishi F-15J and F-4EJ. According to their website, the F-15J measures 63.9-ft long, 18.6-ft tall, with a wingspan of 42.10-ft. On the other hand, the F-4EJ measures 62-ft long, 16.4-ft tall, and has a wingspan of 38.39-ft, as stated on mhi.com. If we look at it differently, the largest Japanese combat planes measure as long as a cricket pitch, as tall as a giraffe, and as wide as the length of three Volkswagen Beetles.

THIS IS THE JAPANESE AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT SIZE COMPARISON. DO YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE? IF SO, VISIT OUR CHANNEL EVERLAST VALUE – BUILDERS TO WATCH MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!

Contact us for more information. 

References: 

  1. https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/the-11-best-air-forces-in-the-world/ https://www.fighter-planes.com/info/a6m.htm 
  2. https://www.aircraftcompare.com/aircraft/mitsubishi-f-2/
  3. https://www.mhi.com/products/defense/f_15j_jet_fighter.html 
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Air_Self-Defense_Force 
  5. http://www.bluebulbprojects.com/measureofthings/default.php 
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuji_T-3#Specifications_(T-3) 
  7. https://www.mhi.com/products/defense/f_4ej_jet_fighter.html

Recent Posts

%d bloggers like this: