Mitsubishi 2MR8

The 2MR8/Mitsubishi Army Type 92 Reconnaissance Aircraft  was a Japanese short-range reconnaissance aircraft of the 1930s designed for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force.

A parasol monoplane, the Type 92 was the first military aircraft powered by an engine both designed and manufactured in Japan to enter service.

A total of 230 were built, serving between 1933 and 1936.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

8.52 m (27 ft 11 in)

Wingspan

12.75 m (41 ft 10 in)

Height

3.48 m (11 ft 5 in)

Wing area

26 m2 (280 sq ft)

Empty weight

1,060 kg (2,337 lb)

Gross weight

1,770 kg (3,902 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mitsubishi Army Type 92 400hp Air Cooled Radial 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 298–354 kW (400–475 hp) 

Propellers

2-bladed Reed-type fixed-pitch metal propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

220 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)

Endurance

4-5 hours

Service ceiling

5,700 m (18,700 ft)

Time to altitude

3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 10 minutes 30 seconds

Wing loading

68.1 kg/m2 (13.9 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass

0.2381 kW/kg (0.1448 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns

2 × fixed forward firing 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns,

2 × flexibly mounted 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns in rear cockpit.

 

 

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