A relic of the early 1930s, the Type 94 originally entered service in 1934, yet remained in use throughout the Pacific War as a reconnaissance, trainer, and finally a kamikaze type. The name "Alf" applied to both the E7K1 inline and the E7K2 radial powered versions, the latter entering service during the Sino-Japanese War.
Type: Reconnaissance Seaplane Service: Japanese Naval Air Force (JNAF) Crew: Pilot and two crewmen Armament: one forward-firing 7.7mm Type 92 machine gun one flexible rear-firing 7.7mm Type 92 machine gun one flexible downward-firing 7.7mm Type 92 machine gun four 66 lb (30 kg) bombs or two 132 lb (60 kg) bombs Reference: Francillon: 300, Mondey: Specifications: Length: 35' 5" (10.5 m) Height: 15' 10.5" (4.85 m) Wingspan: 45' 11" (14 m) Wing area: 469.32 sq. ft (43.6 sq. m) Empty Weight: 4630 lbs (2100 kg) Max Weight: 7275 lbs (3300 kg) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Mitsubishi Zuisei 11 14-cylinder radial Horsepower: 870 hp Performance: Range: 1105 miles (1779 km) Cruise Speed: 115 mph (185 km/hr) Max Speed: 171 mph (275 km/hr) Climb to/in: 9845 ft (3000 m) in 9 min 6 sec Ceiling: 23165 ft (7060 m) Endurance: 11 hours 15 minutes
Production: approximately 530 E7Ks
Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia HERE.
For a very nice scale color drawing of this aircraft, see here and here.
Additional color schemes for this aircraft can be found
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