The first prototype flew on May 8, 1945. 1 built.
| ENGINE||1 x Aichi-10 Ha-70, 2550kW|
| Take-off weight||8100-9400 kg||17858 - 20724 lb|
| Empty weight||6015 kg||13261 lb|
| Wingspan||14.0 m||46 ft 11 in|
| Length||13.05 m||43 ft 10 in|
| Height||4.24 m||14 ft 11 in|
| Wing area||34.0 m2||365.97 sq ft|
| Max. speed||715 km/h||444 mph|
| Cruise speed||460 km/h||286 mph|
| Ceiling||11700 m||38400 ft|
| Range||3600 km||2237 miles|
|A three-view drawing (752 x 1160)|
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.
This aircraft is a modified version of the unbuilt Me-509 that had tricycle landing gear and mid mounted engine.
I Think it was a med/eng German design, wish Revell,would this kit!
Yokosuka R2Y Keiun
It's a mid ship twin engine plane same as Heinkel He119
A Japanese Airacobra?
An amazing plane!
how much is the kit?
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!
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?