Yokosuka MXY9

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MXY9 "Shuka"
Role Trainer
Designer Yokosuka
Developed from Yokosuka MXY8

The Yokosuka MXY9 Shuka (秋花, "Autumn flower")[1] was a projected development of the MXY8 training glider, adding a small thermojet-style jet engine, the Tsu-11. It was intended to provide further training for pilots who were to fly the Mitsubishi J8M and Mitsubishi Ki-200 rocket-powered interceptor aircraft.[2]

None were built prior to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II.

Specifications (MXY9, as designed)

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Length: 19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)
  • Wingspan: 31 ft 2 in (9.50 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 10 in (2.70 m)
  • Wing area: 190 ft² (17.7 m²)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Tsu-11 thermojet, 1.7 kN (396 lbf)

Performance


See also

Related development
Related lists

Notes

  1. Minoru, Akimoto (1995). 太平洋戦争 日本海軍機 航空ファンイラスレイテッド No.83. Bunrindo. p. 63. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dyer, Edwin M. (2009). Japanese Secret Projects. Hinkley: Midland Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978 1857803 174. 

References

  • Dyer, Edwin M. (2009). Japanese Secret Projects. Hinkley: Midland Publishing. p. 77. ISBN 978 1857803 174.