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Hiro H-97 flying boat

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Hiro H-97 flying boat:
Japan's Hiro H-97 flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Hiro H-97 flying boat:
Japan's Hiro H-97 flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

I have no conclusive evidence that this aircraft ever existed. I can only find it mentioned in the Spotters' Handbook.

Specifications

  Hiro H-97
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) 4: Hispano-Suiza1
Cylinders  
Cooling Liquid1
Net HP 720 each1
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 104'1
Length 69' 6"1
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 33,000 lb1
Performance  
Speed 200 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Maximum range  
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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