Yokosuka MXY5

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MXY5
Role Transport glider
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Yokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal
Number built 12

The Yokosuka MXY-5 was a Japanese military glider produced for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the World War II. The glider consisted of fabric-wrapped plywood covering a tubular steel frame. The design also featured a retractable undercarriage as well as an emergency skid. The design was flight tested in 1942. Only 12 were produced and none were used operationally. [1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Oblicza Historii[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity: 11 troops or 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) cargo
  • Length: 13.10 m (43 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 18.11 m (59 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 4.00 m (13 ft 1 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,600 kg (3,520 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,694 kg (5,927 lb)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donaldson, Graham (2000). "The Japanese paratroopers in the Dutch East Indies, 1941-1942". Retrieved 2007-04-30. 
  2. ^ Królikowski, T. "YOKOSUKA MXY-5 KUGISHO" (in Polish). Retrieved 2007-04-30.