Mitsubishi F1M

Specifications-

1st Flight 1941

Crew: 2

Length: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)

Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)

Height: 4 m (13 ft 1 in)

Wing area: 29.5 m2 (318 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,928 kg (4,251 lb)

Gross weight: 2,550 kg (5,622 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 2,856 kg (6,296 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Mitsubishi MK2C Zuisei 13 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 652 kW (875 hp) for take-off

600 kW (800 hp) at 3,500 m (11,500 ft)

Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 370 km/h (230 mph, 200 kn) at 3,440 m (11,290 ft)

Range: 740 km (460 mi, 400 nmi)

Service ceiling: 9,440 m (30,970 ft)

Time to altitude: 5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 9 min 36 sec

Wing loading: 86.3 kg/m2 (17.7 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.156 hp/lb (0.256 kW/kg)

Armament

Guns:

2 × fixed forward-firing 7.7 mm (.303 in) Type 97 aircraft machine guns

1 × flexible rearward-firing 7.7 mm (.303 in) Type 92 machine gun

Bombs: 2 × 60 kg (132 lb) bombs (1 × 250 kg bomb for suicidal missions)

Variants

F1M1 – Prototypes, Four built.

F1M2 – Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane for the Imperial Japanese Navy.

F1M2-K – Two-seat training version.

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