Yokosuka E14Y

The Yokosuka E14Y was an Imperial Japanese Navy reconnaissance seaplane transported aboard and launched from Japanese submarine aircraft carriers such as the I-25 during World War II.

The Japanese Navy designation was, Type 0 Small Reconnaissance Seaplane.

A total of 126 E14Ys were produced.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

8.54 m (28 ft 0 in)

Wingspan

11 m (36 ft 1 in)

Height

3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)

Wing area

19 m2 (200 sq ft)

Empty weight

1,119 kg (2,467 lb)

Gross weight

1,450 kg (3,197 lb)

Max takeoff weight

1,600 kg (3,527 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Hitachi GK2 Tempu 12 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 250 kW (340 hp) for take-off

224 kW (300 hp) at sea level

Propellers

2-bladed wooden propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

246 km/h (153 mph, 133 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed

167 km/h (104 mph, 90 kn) at 1,000 m (3,281 ft)

Range

881 km (547 mi, 476 nmi)

Service ceiling

5,240 m (17,190 ft)

Time to altitude

3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 10 minutes 11 seconds

Wing loading

76.3 kg/m2 (15.6 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass

0.1749 kW/kg (0.1064 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns

1× flexible, rearward-firing 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 92 machine gun for the observer

Bombs

2× 76 kg (168 lb) bombs (various).

 

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