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 Specifications: 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) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Nakajima Kotobuki 2 Kai radial engine Horsepower: 460 hp Performance: 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.
For a very nice scale color drawing of this aircraft, see here.
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