Yokosuka E5Y

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Yokosuka E5Y
Role reconnaissance seaplane
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Yokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal
Introduction 1930
Number built 20

The Yokosuka E5Y Type 90-3 was a single-engine Japanese seaplane used for reconnaissance.

Development[edit]

The Yokosuka Type 80 Model A seaplane was the first in a series of seaplanes developed at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal in Kanagawa Prefecture. The E5Y was a second-generation seaplane with a 540 hp engine based on an updated Yokosuka E1Y. The biplane featured two externally mounted floats. The Japanese Navy designated it as the Yokosuka Type 14-2 Kai-1 Reconnaissance Seaplane.[1] [2] By 1932, the Aichi AB-6 was under development to replace the seaplane.

Operational history[edit]

On 25 May 1932 the IJN Seaplane Tender-Oiler NOTORO Re-equipped with Type 90 No. 3 Kawanishi E5K/E5Y three-seat reconnaissance floatplanes.[3] The Japanese seaplane tender Kamoi carried a complement of 12 E5Y aircraft.


Specifications[edit]

Data from navypedia.org

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10.97 m (36 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 4.64 m (15 ft 3 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,900 kg (6,393 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 183 km/h (114 mph; 99 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 140 km/h (87 mph; 76 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)

Armament

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft". J-aircraft.com. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert C. Mikesh, Shorzoe Abe. Japanese aircraft, 1910–1941. 
  3. ^ "Japanese Auxiliary Seaplane Tenders". Combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 

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