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I can see the logic of them following the E-2 tailplane path because it removes complications of folding fins, rudders etc. The change from a contra rotating prop to a single prop removes another set of complications of an extra gearbox in the drive train of each engine.Some new images of the KJ-600. And yes, as we can expect from the copy-paste worldchampion, its 'inspired by' the Grumman E-2.
Btw, although IPTN has learned from the production and development of the NC212, CN235 and N250, the N219 is not just "based on" or "a modified Aviocar" like some people claim on the internet.
New nose, fuselage, wings, empennage....designed from scratch.