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P1Y Ginga

CountryJapan
ManufacturerYokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal
Primary RoleMedium Bomber
Maiden Flight1 August 1943

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe P1Y Ginga ("Galaxy") Navy Type 11 medium bombers were twin-engine land-based aircraft designed for the Japanese Navy as replacements for the G4M bombers. The design was complex, which caused problems with manufacturing and servicing on the front lines. 97 night fighter variants, P1Y2-S Kyokko ("Aurora") were also built, but many of them were reverted to the standard bomber configuration due to poor performance in that role. During the production life of the design, 1,002 were built by Nakajima Aircraft Company.

ww2dbaseThe Allied code name for the design was "Frances".

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Jul 2007

SPECIFICATIONS

P1Y1a Ginga
MachineryTwo Nakajima HK9C Homare 12 radial engine rated at 1,825hp each
Armament1x20mm nose Type 99 cannon, 1x13mm tail Type 2 machine gun, 1,000kg of bombs or 1x800kg torpedo
Crew3
Span20.00 m
Length15.00 m
Height4.30 m
Wing Area55.00 m
Weight, Empty7,265 kg
Weight, Loaded13,500 kg
Speed, Maximum547 km/h
Service Ceiling9,400 m
Range, Maximum5,370 km

P1Y2-S Kyokko
MachineryTwo Mitsubishi MK4T-A Kasei 25a radial engine rated at 1,850hp each
Armament2x20mm nose Type 99 cannon, 1x20mm tail Type 2 cannon, 1,000kg of bombs or 1x800kg torpedo
Crew3
Span20.00 m
Length15.00 m
Height4.30 m
Wing Area55.00 m
Weight, Empty7,265 kg
Weight, Loaded13,500 kg
Speed, Maximum547 km/h
Service Ceiling9,400 m
Range, Maximum5,370 km

Photographs

P1Y2-S Kyokko night fighter at an airfield with engines running, date unknown; note the presence of radarYokosuka P1Y Ginga Navy Type 11 medium bomber, date and location unknown, photo 1 of 4; note fuel pods on wings
See all 7 photographs of P1Y Ginga Medium Bomber



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P1Y2-S Kyokko night fighter at an airfield with engines running, date unknown; note the presence of radarYokosuka P1Y Ginga Navy Type 11 medium bomber, date and location unknown, photo 1 of 4; note fuel pods on wings
See all 7 photographs of P1Y Ginga Medium Bomber


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