Mitsubishi Q2M

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Q2M
PLAN A version of Q2M.jpg
Role Anti-Submarine Patrol aircraft
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Developed from Mitsubishi Ki-67

The Mitsubishi Q2M "Taiyō" design was derived from the Mitsubishi Ki-67-I Hiryū ("Peggy") heavy/torpedo bomber of the Japanese Army (and "Yasukuni" Navy's torpedo bomber version). It was ordered for design and construction in the last stages of war.

Development[edit]

Powerful engines of 1,380 kW (1,850 hp) would have been used to drive five-blade propellers. Such an aircraft would have been managed by five or six crew. Due to technical troubles and a long development of the theoretical design, this aircraft did not advance from paper plans in last days of conflict.

Specification (Q2M)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 6
  • Length: 18.75 m (61 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 25 m (82 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in)
  • Empty weight: 8,850 kg (19,511 lb)
  • Gross weight: 13,600 kg (29,983 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mitsubishi Kasei 25 Otsu 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 1,030 kW (1,380 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 490 km/h (304 mph; 265 kn)
  • Range: 2,415 km (1,501 mi; 1,304 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,704 m (12,152 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: 3 × 13 mm (0.51 in) machine guns
  • Bombs: 4 × 250 kg (550 lb)

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