AICHI D3A1 "VAL"




AIRCRAFT DATA

TYPE:

Dive Bomber

IJN DESIGNATION:

Type 99 Carrier Bomber, Model 11

USN DESIGNATION:

Val

SPECIFICATIONS:

Length: 33' 6"

Height: 12' 7"

Wingspan: 47' 2"

Wing Area: 376 sq. feet

Aspect Ratio: 5.91

Planform: Elliptical

Empty Weight: 5,309 lbs

Max Takeoff Weight: 8,047 lbs

POWERPLANT:

Engines: One

Type: Mitsubishi Kinsei 54 fourteen-cylinder
air-cooled radial engine

Horsepower: 1,000 hp

Fuel Capacity: 285 US gallons

PERFORMANCE:

Range: 874 miles at 205 mph

Max Speed: 281 mph at 20,300 ft

Ceiling: 30,000 ft

LANDING GEAR:

Main: Fixed Oleo struts, enclosed within spats, one per wing

Tail Wheel: Fixed

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)

CREW:

Two: Pilot, radio operator/rear gunner



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