Mitsubishi Ki-20, Army Type 92 Heavy Bomber

Specifications

1st Flight 1932

Crew: 10

Length: 23.2 m (76 ft 1 in)

Wingspan: 44 m (144 ft 4 in)

Height: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)

Wing area: 294 m2 (3,160 sq ft)

Empty weight: 14,912 kg (32,875 lb)

Gross weight: 25,448 kg (56,103 lb)

Powerplant: 4 × Junkers Jumo 204 (Type Ju) 6-cylinder liquid-cooled opposed-piston diesel engines, 560 kW (750 hp) each

Propellers: 4-bladed wooden fixed-pitch propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 200 km/h (120 mph, 110 kn)

Wing loading: 86.6 kg/m2 (17.7 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.094 kW/kg (0.057 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns:

2× 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns in nose

1× 20 mm (0.787 in) cannon on dorsal position

2× 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns in each of two upper wing turrets

1× 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine gun in each of one lower wing turret

Bombs:

Up to 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) bombs carried externally

Variants

The Mitsubishi Ki-20 is a Japanese bomber variant of the Junkers G.38 airliner.

Mitsubishi manufactured six aircraft under license from Junkers.

These aircraft, designated Army Type 92 Heavy Bomber, served through the 1930s.

During World War II, the Ki-20 served in a variety of transport and support roles.

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