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mitsubishi-g4m-betty-bomber-29

General characteristics Crew: 7 (main-pilot, co-pilot, navigator/bombardier/nose gunner, captain/top turret gunner, radio operator/waist gunner, engine mechanic/waist gunner, tail gunner) Length: 19.97 m (65 ft 6¼ in) Wingspan: 24.89 m (81 ft 7¾ in) Height: 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in (in a horizontal position)) Wing area: 78.13 m² (840.9 ft²) Airfoil: Mitsubishi type Empty weight: 6,741 kg (14,860 lb) Loaded weight: 9,500 kg (20,944 lb) Max takeoff weight: 12,860 kg (28,350 lb) Powerplant: 2× Mitsubishi MK4A-11 "Kasei" (Fire star) 14 cylinder radial engines, 1,141 kW (1,530 hp) each Propellers: 4-bladed Hamilton Standard licensed Sumitomo constant speed variable-pitch Performance Maximum speed: 428 km/h (230 kn, 265 mph) Cruise speed: 315 km/h (175 kn, 196 mph) Stall speed: 120 km (75 mph) Range: 2,852 km, one way (2,315 nmi, 2,664 mi, one way (overloaded: 5,040 km (2,721 nmi, 3,132 mi))[N 2]) Service ceiling: 8,500 m (27,890 ft) Rate of climb: 550 m/min (1,800 ft/min) Armament Guns: 1× 20 mm Type 99 cannon (tail turret), 4× 7.7 mm Type 92 machine gun (nose turret ×1, waist positions ×2, top turret ×1) Bombs: 1× 858 kg (1,892 lb) Type 91 Kai-3 (improved model 3) aerial torpedo or 1× 800 kg (1,764 lb) bomb or 4× 250 kg (551 lb) bombs

mitsubishi-g4m-betty-bomber-29
johnbr, Mar 27, 2011