NAKAJIMA B5N2 "KATE"



AIRCRAFT DATA

TYPE:

Torpedo Bomber, High Altitude Horizontal Bomber

IJN DESIGNATION:

Type 97 Carrier-borne Attack Plane, Model 12

USN DESIGNATION:

Kate

SPECIFICATIONS:

Length: 33' 9"

Wingspan: 52' 5"

Planform: Tapered

Max Loaded Weight: 9,040 lbs

POWERPLANT:

Engines: One

Type: Nakajima NK1B Sakae 11 fourteen-cylinder
double-row air-cooled radial engine

Horsepower: 1,000 hp

PERFORMANCE:

Range: 1,237 miles

Max Speed: 205 mph at sea level;
225 mph at 8,000';
235 mph at 11,800'

Ceiling: 27,100 ft

LANDING GEAR:

Main: Hydraulic inwardly retractable Oleo struts, one per wing

Tail Wheel: Non-retractable strut

Arrester Hook: Flush with fuselage, just forward of tail wheel

ARMAMENT:

Two 7.7mm machine guns (cowling mounted, forward-firing through propeller)

One 7.7mm machine gun (flexible, rear cockpit)

One 18" torpedo or one 850kg bomb (both on bottom fuselage, slightly off centerline)

CREW:

Two-three



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