Mitsubishi 1MF9

The Mitsubishi 1MF9 / Mitsubishi Experimental Taka-type Carrier Fighter was a prototype Japanese fighter aircraft of the 1920s.

It was a single-engine, single-seat biplane intended to operate from the Imperial Japanese Navy’s aircraft carriers, but only two were built, with the type being rejected by the Navy.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

8.443 m (27 ft 8 in)

Wingspan

10.80 m (35 ft 5 in)

Height

3.403 m (11 ft 2 in)

Wing area

41.50 m2 (446.7 sq ft)

Empty weight

1,200 kg (2,646 lb)

Gross weight

1,855 kg (4,090 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mitsubishi Hi V-12 water-cooled V12 engine, 450 kW (600 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

244 km/h (152 mph, 132 kn)

Service ceiling

7,000 m (23,000 ft)

Time to altitude

3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 6 min 10 s

Armament

Guns

2× 7.7 mm machine guns.

 

 

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