Kawasaki Type LO Transport ("Thelma")

Produced by both Kawasaki and Tachikawa, the American Lockheed 14 "Super Electra" became one of the JAAF's standard transports as the Type LO. Originally the military version was coded "Thelma" and the civil version was codenamed "Toby".

Kawasaki Type LO

Type:           Transport
Service: 	Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF)
Crew:           crew of 3, plus 12 passengers
Armament:       none
Reference: 	Francillon: 507

        Length:         49' 2.6" (13.42 m)
        Height:         11' 5.5" (3.49 m)
        Wingspan:       65' 6" (19.995 m)
        Wing area:      552.193 sq. ft (51.3 sq. m)
        Empty Weight:   10906 lbs (4947 kg)
        Loaded Weight:  15653 lbs (7100 kg)

        No. of Engines: 2
        Powerplant:     Mitsubishi Ha-26-I 14-cylinder radial engine
        Horsepower:     875 hp each 

        Range:          approx. 2,125 miles (3,420 km) *
        Cruise Speed:   n/a 
        Max Speed:      260 mph (418 km/h) at 11710 ft (3570 m)
        Climb to/in:    n/a
        Ceiling:        approx. 24,500 ft (7,649 m) *
* statistics with American (Wright) engines
Production:		119 Type LO transports total

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

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