Mitsubishi B2M

 

1st Flight 1929

The Mitsubishi B2M was a Japanese carrier-based torpedo bomber of the 1920s and 1930s.

It was built by Mitsubishi to a design by Blackburn Aircraft of Britain and was operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Variants

Blackburn T.7B

Prototype aircraft built by Blackburn Aircraft.

Mitsubishi 3MR4

Three Japanese-built prototypes.

Mitsubishi B2M1

Initial production aircraft.

Mitsubishi B2M2

Improved production variant with reduced wingspan and modified tail.

Specifications

Crew: 3

Length: 10.27 m (33 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 15.22 m (49 ft 11 in)

Height: 3.71 m (12 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 55 m2 (590 sq ft)

Empty weight: 22,670 kg (49,979 lb)

Gross weight: 3,600 kg (7,937 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12 Lbr V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 485 kW (650 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 213 km/h (132 mph, 115 kn)

Range: 1,779 km (1,105 mi, 961 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)

Armament

Guns: 1 × forward firing 7.7 mm (.303 in) machine gun and 1 × flexible 7.7 mm (.303 in) machine gun in rear cockpit

Bombs: 1 × 800 kg (1,764 lb) torpedo or equivalent weight of bombs.

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