Yokosuka MXY5

 

1st Flight 1942

The Yokosuka MXY5 was a Japanese military glider produced for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

The glider consisted of fabric-wrapped plywood covering a tubular steel frame.

The design also featured a retractable undercarriage as well as an emergency skid.

The design was flight tested in 1942.

Only 12 were produced and none were used operationally. 

Variants

MXY5 – original version; nine built

MXY5a – later version; three built

Specifications

Crew: 2

Capacity: 11 troops; 1,020 kg (2,240 lb) cargo

Length: 13 m (43 ft)

Wingspan: 18.1 m (59.4 ft)

Wing area: 55.2 m2 (594 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,520 kg (3,350 lb)

Gross weight: 2,694 kg (5,940 lb).

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