Mitsubishi B5M

The Mitsubishi B5M was an Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) land-based attack aircraft, originally intended for carrier use.

The B5M was also given the long formal designation Navy Type 97 No.2 Carrier Attack Bomber.

Allied reporting name of Mabel.

B5M1

Three-seat attack aircraft for the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Specifications

Crew

3

Length

10.234 m (33 ft 7 in)

Wingspan

15.3 m (50 ft 2 in)

Height

4.32 m (14 ft 2 in)

Wing area

37.95 m2 (408.5 sq ft)

Max take-off weight

4,000 kg (8,818 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mitsubishi MK8 Kinsei 43 14-cylinder air-cooled twin-row radial piston engine, 750 kW (1,000 hp)

Propellers

3-bladed variable-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

379 km/h (235 mph, 205 kn) at 2,200 m (7,218 ft)

Range

2,350 km (1,460 mi, 1,270 nmi)

Service ceiling

8,260 m (27,100 ft)

Armament

Guns

2 × fixed, forward-firing 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 97 aircraft machine guns mounted in wings,

1 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 92 machine gun in flexible mount in rear cockpit

Bombs

Up to 1,000 kg (2,204 lb) of bombs carried externally.

 

 

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