Kawanishi E7K Type 94 ("Alf")

Click HERE to see color drawings of the Alf

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.

Kawanishi E7K2

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: 

        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)

        No. of Engines: 1
        Powerplant:     Mitsubishi Zuisei 11 14-cylinder radial
        Horsepower:     870 hp

        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

For a very nice scale color drawing of this aircraft, see
here and here.

Additional color schemes for this aircraft can be found here.

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