Mitsubishi 1MT From Wikipedia(View original Wikipedia Article) Last modified on 4 October 2011 at 02:50 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Mitsubshi 1MT Role Triplane torpedo bomber National origin Japan Manufacturer Mitsubishi Designer Herbert Smith First flight 1922 Primary user Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Number built 20 The Mitsubishi 1MT was a Japanese single-seat triplane torpedo bomber built by Mitsubishi for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Designed by the former Sopwith designer Herbert Smith it was intended for use aboard the Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō.[1] The 1MT1N flew for the first time in August 1922 and it entered service as the Navy Type 10 Torpedo Bomber. 20 aircraft were built, but the aircraft was difficult to fly and unable to operate from an aircraft carrier when carrying a torpedo. The type was soon withdrawn and scrapped.[1] Operators Japan Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Specifications (1MT1N) Data from Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 [2] General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 9.78 m (32 ft 1 in) Wingspan: 13.26 m (43 ft 6 in) Height: 4.46 m (14 ft 7½ in) Wing area: 43 m2 (463 ft2) Empty weight: 1,370 kg (3,020 lb) Gross weight: 2,500 kg (5,511 lb) Powerplant: 1 × Napier Lion, 336 kW (450 hp) Performance Maximum speed: 209 km/h (130 mph) Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,680 ft) Armament 1 × 457 mm (18 in), 800 kg (1,764 lb) torpedo

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