Maeda Ku-1

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Ku-1
Role Transport glider
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Maeda
First flight January 9, 1941
Status retired
Primary user Imperial Japanese Army Air Force
Number built 100
Variants Maeda Ku-7

The Maeda Ku-1, long designation Maeda Army Type 2 Small Glider, was a small twin boom Japanese military glider. It was primarily used for training, and was superseded by the Kokusai Ku-7, which was effectively a scaled up version of the design.[1] Approximately 100 were produced.

Specifications (Ku-1)[edit]

Data from ENCYKLOPEDIA UZBROJENIA[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Capacity: eight passengers
  • Length: 9.36 m (30.7 ft)
  • Wingspan: 17 m (56 ft)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 30.1 m² (324 ft)
  • Empty weight: 700 kg (1,540 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,300 kg (2,900 lb)
  • Useful load: 600 kg (1,300 lb)

Performance

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Donaldson, Graham (2000). "The Japanese paratroopers in the Dutch East Indies, 1941-1942". Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  2. ^ Skrzypacz, Marcin. "Maeda Ku-1 (Type 2)". Retrieved 2007-04-29.