These medium flying boats were built between 1936 and 1941, as a complement to the four-engined H6K Mavis flying boats (which they somewhat resembled). However, these smaller aircraft were underpowered and only saw limited use during the war, resulting in only 20 examples being produced. Allied codename for the H5Y1 was "Cherry".
Yokosuka H5Y1 Type 99
Type: Medium Flying Boat Service: Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF) Crew: n/a Armament: three flexible 7.7mm Type 92 machine guns two 551 lb (250 kg) bombs Reference: Francillon: 495, Mikesh: 39 Specifications: Length: 67' 3" (20.5 m) Height: n/a Wingspan: 103' 7" (31.57 m) Wing area: n/a Empty Weight: n/a Max Weight: 25,353 lbs (11500 kg) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 2 Powerplant: Mitsubishi Shinten 21 14-cylinder radial Horsepower: 1200 hp each Performance: Range: 2554 nautical miles (2940 st miles) Cruise Speed: n/a Max Speed: 190 mph (165 kt) at 2995 ft (700 m) Ceiling: n/a
Production: 20 H5Y1s completed
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