The land-based trainer version of the M6A1 Seiran was known as the M6A1-K Seiran Kai. The popular name of the M6A1-K was later changed to Nanzan (Southern Mountain). In order to aid pilot conversion to the Seiran, two examples of a land based trainer version fitted with a retractable undercarriage were built. Besides the difference in landing gear, the vertical stabilizer's top portion, which was foldable on the Seiran, was removed.
Aichi M6A1-K Nanzan
Type: Trainer Service: Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF) Crew: two Armament: none Reference: Francillon: 294
NOTE: data below is for the M6A1 floatplane version. Weights and Performance data for the land-based version are unavailable at this time.
Specifications: Length: 38' 2.25" (11.64 m) Height: 15' 0.25" (4.58 m) Wingspan: 40' 2.75" (12.272 m) Wing area: 290.624 sq. ft (27 sq. m) Empty Weight: 7277 lbs (3301 kg) Loaded Weight: 8907 lbs (4040 kg) Max Weight: 9800 lbs (4445 kg) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Aichi AE1P Atsuta 32 12-cylinder liquid-cooled engine Horsepower: 1400 hp Performance: Range: 642 nautical miles (739 st miles) Cruise Speed: 184 mph (160 kt) at 9845 ft (3000 m) Max Speed: 295 mph (256 kt) at 17,060 ft (5200 m) Climb to/in: 9845 ft (3000 m) in 5 min 48 sec Ceiling: 32480 ft (9900 m)
Production: 2 M6A1-Ks total
Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia
For a very nice scale color drawing of this aircraft, see here.
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