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Japan's Mitsubishi Type 96 Otori (phoenix) heavy bomber

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Mitsubishi Type 96 Otori heavy bomber:
Japan's Mitsubishi Type 96 Otori heavy bomber
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Mitsubishi Type 96 Otori heavy bomber:
Japan's Mitsubishi Type 96 Otori heavy bomber
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

This heavy bomber may have just been a case of mistaken identity for American intelligence as this is the Mitsubishi Type 96, so whether this aircraft existed or not is a mystery as I can find no other reference for it.

Specifications

  Mitsubishi Type 96 Otori
Type Heavy bomber
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: Nakajima Kotobuki III
Cylinders Radial
Cooling Air
Net HP 550 each
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed 240 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 1,800 miles
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site