Yokosuka H5Y Cherry
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Yokosuka H5Y Cherry

In 1934 the staff of the Yokosuka Navy Arsenal turned their hand to the design of a twin-engined flying-boat, the Yokosuka H5Y powered by two 895kW Mitsubishi Shinten 21 radial engines. Although built to a total of 20 during 1936-40 as the Navy Type 99 Flying-Boat, its performance was disappointing and, consequently, was deployed only on second-line duties.

Yokosuka H5Y Cherry

 ENGINE2 x Mitsubishi "Shinten-21", 895kW
    Take-off weight12500 kg27558 lb
    Wingspan31.57 m104 ft 7 in
    Length20.52 m67 ft 4 in
    Max. speed305 km/h190 mph
    Ceiling5200 m17050 ft
    Range4700 km2921 miles
 ARMAMENT3 x 7.9mm machine-guns, 500kg of bombs

Yokosuka H5Y CherryA three-view drawing (592 x 680)

Klaatu83, 10.02.2013

This was not so much a copy of a Catalina as a smaller, twin-engine "Mavis". It proved to be under-powered, so only about ten were ever completed, and were relegated to second-line duties.

beufangnan, 20.06.2011

I am currently scratch building this aircraft from my own vac-u-form mold.

, 20.06.2011

Yokosuka H5Y Cherry

DebtMan, 01.10.2010

Well,ha,ha,looks like the japs was built Catalinas in the prewar

Ray O'Neill, 07.06.2007

In the Koku Fan famous Aircraft of the World,No. 49,dedicated to the "Emily",there is a photo of a "Cherry" on the water camoflaged but with civil registration.
I am currently scratch building this aircraft from my own vac-u-form mold.
Check it out.

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