Aichi H9A
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Aichi H9A

The first prototype flew in September 1940. 30 built.

Aichi H9A

 ENGINE2 x Nakadjima Kotobuki-42, 530kW
    Take-off weight7500 kg16535 lb
    Empty weight4900 kg10803 lb
    Wingspan24.0 m79 ft 9 in
    Length16.95 m56 ft 7 in
    Height5.25 m17 ft 3 in
    Wing area63.3 m2681.35 sq ft
    Max. speed315 km/h196 mph
    Cruise speed220 km/h137 mph
    Ceiling6780 m22250 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 250kg of bombs

Aichi H9AA three-view drawing (752 x 901)

Barry, 04.02.2016reply

There was only 32 of these machines produced so rare were they that the allies gave them no reporting name as they were not seen until 1945. Just to nail it this training aircraft was and never would be a Catalina equivalent.

deaftom, e-mail, 17.02.2012reply

It's definitely not a Catalina copy. The H9A1 was clearly a much smaller aircraft, lacked the big long-range wing of the Catalina, didn't have the distinctive pylon that carries the Catalina's wing, nor had windowed waist stations like the Cat. Not every airplane is a copy of another: there are only so many practical ways to arrange the elements of a flying boat, so to some extent every flying boat is going to resemble somebody else's flying boat.

Steven, 12.07.2011reply

who else thinks this a japanese copy off the PBY Catalina?

Steven, 12.07.2011reply

who else thinks this a japanese copy off the PBY Catalina?

bombardier, e-mail, 25.05.2011reply

The aircraft was intended as a trainer for the crews of the H8K Emily

Mykola, 25.09.2010reply

I wonder what job could it do?

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