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Japan's Kugisho K5Y, Yokosuka K5Y trainer, Navy Type 93
Allied code name: Willow

Design

In 1932 the Imperial Japanese Navy asked Kawanishi to develop a new trainer.1 It was to be come the Navy's favorite trainer.1

Prototype

The K2Y prototype first flew in December 1933.1

Production

  • Total: 5,7701
  • Manufacturer: Dai-ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho
  • Production: 1933 - 19451

Variants

  • Prototype:
  • Yokosuka K5Y1: Land based trainer.1
  • Yokosuka K5Y2: Seaplane trainer.1
  • Yokosuka K5Y3:
  • Yokosuka K5Y4:
  • Yokosuka K5Y5:

Specifications

  Yokosuka K5Y1
Type Trainer1
Crew 21
Engine (Type) Hitachi Amakaze 111
Cylinders Radial 91
Cooling Air1
Net HP 3401
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 36' 1"1
Length 26' 5"1
Height 10' 6"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 3,307 lb1
Performance  
Speed 132 mph1
Climb  
Service ceiling 18,700'1
Range 633 miles1
Armament 2: MG1

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site