Mitsubishi 1MT

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Mitsubishi 1MT
Mitsubishi 1MT.jpg
Role Triplane torpedo bomber
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Designer Herbert Smith
First flight 1922
Primary user Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service
Number built 20

The Mitsubishi 1MT was a Japanese single-seat triplane torpedo bomber built by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Designed by the former Sopwith designer Herbert Smith it was intended for use aboard the Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō.[1]

The 1MT1N flew for the first time in August 1922 and it entered service as the Navy Type 10 Torpedo Bomber. 20 aircraft were built, but the aircraft was difficult to fly and unable to operate from an aircraft carrier when carrying a torpedo. The type was soon withdrawn and scrapped.[1]

Operators[edit]

 Japan

Specifications (1MT1N)[edit]

Data from Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 9.78 m (32 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.26 m (43 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 4.46 m (14 ft 7½ in)
  • Wing area: 43 m2 (463 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,370 kg (3,020 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,500 kg (5,511 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Napier Lion, 336 kW (450 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 209 km/h (130 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,680 ft)

Armament

  • 1 × 457 mm (18 in), 800 kg (1,764 lb) torpedo

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Orbis 1985, page 2514
  2. ^ Mikesh and Abe 1990, p.163.
  • Mikesh, Robert C; Abe, Shorzoe (1990). Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941. London: Putnam Aeronautical Books. ISBN 0-85177-840-2. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 1985.