Kyushu K10W1 Type 2 ("Oak")

In 1937 Mitsubishi acquired from North American Aviation Inc. two aircraft of the NA-16 series of advanced trainers. These were tested by the Japanese Navy as the "Navy Experimental Type A Intermediated Trainers". Upon successful completion of the evaluation, the Navy elected to acquire the manufacturing rights for the type, and a license was obtained for same. Production of an extensively modified version (with revised vertical tail surfaces, a two-bladed propeller, and a Nakajima radial engine) was started in 1941, and the aircraft was given the designation as the K10W1, or "Navy Type 2 Intermediate Trainer". Known to the Allies under the code name of "Oak", the K10W1 eventually supplanted the K5Y1 as the standard intermediate trainer for the Japanese Navy.

Kyushu K10W1 Type 2

Type:           Basic Trainer
Service: 	Japanese Naval Air Force (JNAF) 
Crew:           Pilot and instructor
Armament:       one forward firing 7.7mm Type 97 machine gun
Reference: 	Francillon: 506 

        Length:         29' 0" (8.839 m)
        Height:         9' 3.6" (2.835 m)
        Wingspan:       40' 6.6" (12.36 m)
        Wing area:      240.034 sq. ft (22.3 sq. m)
        Empty Weight:   3254 lbs (1476 kg)
        Loaded Weight:  4448 lbs (2033 kg)
        Max Weight:     4615 lbs (2093 kg)

        No. of Engines: 1
        Powerplant:     Nakajima Kotobuki 2 Kai radial engine
        Horsepower:     460 hp

        Range:          575 naut miles (562 st miles)
        Cruise Speed:   138 mph (120 kt) at 3280 ft (1000 m)
        Max Speed:      175 mph (152 kt) at 6825 ft (2080 m)
        Climb to/in:    16405 ft (5000 m) in 17 min 13 sec
        Ceiling:        23950 ft (7300 m)
Production:		176 K10Ws built 

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia HERE.

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