Yokosuka MXY9

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MXY9 "Shuka"
Role Trainer
Designer Yokosuka
Developed from Yokosuka MXY8

The Yokosuka MXY9 Shuka (秋火, "Autumn fire") was a projected development of the MXY8 training glider, adding a small thermojet-style jet engine, the Tsu-11. It was intended to provide further training for pilots who were to fly the Mitsubishi J8M and Mitsubishi Ki-200 rocket-powered interceptor aircraft.[1]

None were built prior to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II.

Specifications (MXY9, as designed)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Length: 19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)
  • Wingspan: 31 ft 2 in (9.50 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 10 in (2.70 m)
  • Wing area: 190 ft² (17.7 m²)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Tsu-11 thermojet, 1.7 kN (396 lbf)

Performance


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Related development
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dyer, Edwin M. (2009). Japanese Secret Projects. Hinkley: Midland Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978 1857803 174. 

References[edit]

  • Dyer, Edwin M. (2009). Japanese Secret Projects. Hinkley: Midland Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978 1857803 174.