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The Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation was a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Fuji Heavy Industries, Shin Meiwa, Showa Aircraft Industry Company and Japan Aircraft Industry Company, set up in 1957, being formalised as NAMC in 1959. Designed and produced the YS-11 low-winged twin-turboprop monoplane seating 60 passengers. To date, the YS-11 is the only successful commercial aircraft to have been manufactured by a Japanese firm, either before or after World War II. 182 were produced in total, of which 82 were exported to 15 countries.
GAF YS-11 c/n 2143 on approach to the old Athens airport on 24/09/88.