Yokosuka R2Y Keiun
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Yokosuka R2Y Keiun

The first prototype flew on May 8, 1945. 1 built.

Yokosuka R2Y Keiun

 ENGINE1 x Aichi-10 Ha-70, 2550kW
    Take-off weight8100-9400 kg17858 - 20724 lb
    Empty weight6015 kg13261 lb
    Wingspan14.0 m46 ft 11 in
    Length13.05 m43 ft 10 in
    Height4.24 m14 ft 11 in
    Wing area34.0 m2365.97 sq ft
    Max. speed715 km/h444 mph
    Cruise speed460 km/h286 mph
    Ceiling11700 m38400 ft
    Range3600 km2237 miles

Yokosuka R2Y KeiunA three-view drawing (752 x 1160)

Barry, 07.06.2016

First flying on 8th May 1945, the first of two such aircraft was destroyed a few days later by an American air raid, whereupon all production was cancelled. There was talk of powering the second aircraft with Mitsubishi Ne-330 turbo jets but nothing came of it.
The power plant was as noted was in fact two coupled Aichi Atsuta developing 1,700 h.p. each

Trevor Webb, 09.02.2012

According to some sources the Me509 was built and shipped to Japan. The R2Y1 is an enlarged development of this. The Me509 was a development of the Me 309 with the engine and cockpit transposed. The was a second incomplete protype at the end of the war with two jet engines in mid fuslage and of course no prp which was designated R2Y2.

bombardier, 30.11.2011

This aircraft is a modified version of the unbuilt Me-509 that had tricycle landing gear and mid mounted engine.

goutou, 21.06.2011

I Think it was a med/eng German design, wish Revell,would this kit!

, 21.06.2011

Yokosuka R2Y Keiun

y.k, 05.03.2011

It's a mid ship twin engine plane same as Heinkel He119

Klaatu83, 04.03.2011

A Japanese Airacobra?

Mykola, 18.10.2010

An amazing plane!

Tyler, 13.06.2010

how much is the kit?

Dave, 15.03.2010

Finemolds, makes a 1/72nd scale kit,hard to find in the states!$$$,would be a cool build.I Think it was a med/eng German design, wish Revell,would this kit!

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