Mitsubishi G1M

The sole prototype G1M, initially designated Mitsubishi Navy Experimental 8-Shi Special Reconnaissance Aircraft and re-designated Mitsubishi Navy Experimental 8-Shi Land based Medium Attack Aircraft before first flight, was a predecessor of the Mitsubishi G3M, an important step for the Navy air force towards more capable land-based bombers. 

Specifications

Crew

5

Length

15.83 m (51 ft 11 in)

Wingspan

25 m (82 ft 0 in)

Height

4.53 m (14 ft 10 in)

Wing area

75 m2 (810 sq ft)

Empty weight

4,775 kg (10,527 lb)

Gross weight

7,003 kg (15,439 lb)

Powerplant

2 × Hiro Type 91 water-cooled W12 engine, 480 kW (650 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed

266 km/h (165 mph, 143 kn)

Range

4,408 km (2,739 mi, 2,380 nmi)

Service ceiling

4,600 m (15,100 ft)

Time to altitude

16 min 54 sec to 3,000 m (9,800 ft)

Armament

Guns

2× flexibly mounted 7.7 mm machine guns

(one mounted in the nose and one in dorsal position).

 

 

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