Mitsubishi Ki-30 / Army Type 97 Light bomber

Specifications

1st Flight 1937

Crew: 2

Length: 10.35 m (33 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 14.55 m (47 ft 9 in)

Height: 3.65 m (12 ft 0 in)

Wing area: 30.58 m2 (329.2 sq ft)

Empty weight: 2,230 kg (4,916 lb)

Gross weight: 3,320 kg (7,319 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Nakajima Ha5-Kai 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 708 kW (949 hp)

Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 423 km/h (263 mph, 228 kn)

Cruise speed: 380 km/h (240 mph, 210 kn)

Never exceed speed: 442 km/h (275 mph, 239 kn)

Range: 1,700 km (1,100 mi, 920 nmi)

Service ceiling: 8,570 m (28,120 ft)

Rate of climb: 8.33 m/s (1,640 ft/min)

Wing loading: 108.6 kg/m2 (22.2 lb/sq ft)

Armament

Guns: 2× 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 89 machine guns (one fixed wing-mounted and another manually aimed from the rear cockpit)

Bombs: 400 kg (882 lb) bomb load

Variants

704 built.

The Mitsubishi Ki-30 Kyunana-shiki keibakugekiki) was a Japanese light bomber of World War II.

It was a single-engine, mid-wing, cantilever monoplane of stressed-skin construction with a fixed tail wheel undercarriage and a long transparent cockpit canopy.

The type had significance in being the first Japanese aircraft to be powered by a modern two-row radial engine. During the war, it was known by the Allies by the name Ann.

 

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