Mitsubishi 1MF9

Specifications

1st Flight 1927

Crew: 1

Length: 8.443 m (27 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 10.80 m (35 ft 5 in)

Height: 3.403 m (11 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 41.50 m2 (446.7 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)

Gross weight: 1,855 kg (4,090 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Mitsubishi Hi V-12 water-cooled V12 engine, 450 kW (600 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 244 km/h (152 mph, 132 kn)

Service ceiling: 7,000 m (23,000 ft)

Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 6 min 10 s

Armament

Guns: 2× 7.7 mm machine guns

Variants

The Mitsubishi 1MF9 or Mitsubishi Experimental Taka-type Carrier Fighter was a prototype Japanese fighter aircraft of the 1920s.

It was a single-engined, single-seat biplane intended to operate from the Imperial Japanese Navy’s aircraft carriers, but only two were built, with the type being rejected by the Navy.

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