Mitsubishi Ki-30

The Mitsubishi Ki-30 was a Japanese light bomber of World War II.

It was a single-engine, mid-wing, cantilever monoplane of stressed-skin construction with a fixed tail wheel undercarriage and a long transparent cockpit canopy.

The type had significance in being the first Japanese aircraft to be powered by a modern two-row radial engine.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

10.35 m (33 ft 11 in)

Wingspan

14.55 m (47 ft 9 in)

Height

3.65 m (12 ft 0 in)

Wing area

30.58 m2 (329.2 sq ft)

Empty weight

2,230 kg (4,916 lb)

Gross weight

3,320 kg (7,319 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Nakajima Ha5-Kai 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 708 kW (949 hp)

Propellers

3-bladed variable-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

423 km/h (263 mph, 228 kn)

Cruise speed

380 km/h (240 mph, 210 kn)

Never exceed speed

442 km/h (275 mph, 239 kn)

Range

1,700 km (1,100 mi, 920 nmi)

Service ceiling

8,570 m (28,120 ft)

Rate of climb

8.33 m/s (1,640 ft/min)

Wing loading

108.6 kg/m2 (22.2 lb/sq ft)

Armament

Guns

2 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 89 machine guns, one wing-mounted and another in the rear cockpit.

Bombs

400 kg (882 lb) bomb load.

 

 

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