Yokosuka B3Y / Kugisho B3Y

Specifications

1st Flight 1933

Crew: 3

Length: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)

Wingspan: 13.51 m (44 ft 4 in)

Height: 3.73 m (12 ft 3 in)

Wing area: 50 m2 (540 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,850 kg (4,079 lb)

Gross weight: 3,200 kg (7,055 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Hiro Type 91 520 hp water-cooled W-12 W-12 water-cooled piston engine, 450 kW (600 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 219 km/h (136 mph, 118 kn)

Endurance: 4 hours 30 minutes

Wing loading: 64 kg/m2 (13 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.14 kW/kg (0.085 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns: 1× fixed, forward-firing 7.7 mm (.303 in) machine gun and 1× flexible, rearward-firing machine gun in observer’s cockpit

Bombs: 1× 800 kg (1,764 lb) torpedo or 500 kg (1,102 lb) bombs

Variants

The Kugisho B3Y, or Navy Type 92 Carrier Attack Bomber, also popularly titled Yokosuka B3Y, was a Japanese carrier-based torpedo bomber of the 1930s.

Kugisho Navy Type 92 Carrier Attack Bomber, with a short designation of B3Y1, with production by Aichi, Watanabe and the Hiro Naval Arsenal, 129 being produced by the time that production finished in 1936.

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