Air International 1982-06
??? - Oriental Biz-jet with a Western accent
The attractive lines of the Mitsubishi Diamond are well show on this photograph, depicting the second prototype after it had been transferred to the USA for completion of the flight test and certification programmes. Note the addition of the ventral fin.
Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1 executive twin-jet in flight over Texas.
The Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1 programme began with the construction and flight testing in Japan of two prototypes, carrying the registration JQ8001 (on photo) and JQ8002. As first flown, neither had the ventral fin, adopted later.
The Diamond second prototype seen against a Texas backdrop.
An interior mock-up, showing one of the options with a baggage compartment ahead of the sofa to starboard, and a comprehensive refreshment centre to port.
A view looking aft from the centre of the Diamond cabin, with four individual seats in a club arrangement and folding tables between.
Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond 1