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AICHI M6A1 SEIRAN (Mountain Haze)
1943
 
TORPEDO/DIVE BOMBER
 
 
 
DATA
 
 
AICHI M6A1 SEIRAN
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 TORPEDO/DIVE BOMBER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 IMPERIAL JAPAN
MANUFACTURER :
 AICHI TOKEI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
FIRST FLIGHT :
 1943
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 1945
NUMBER BUILT :
 28
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 40 ft 2-3/4 in (12.26 m)
LENGTH :
 38 ft 2-1/4 in (11.64 m)
HEIGHT :
 15 ft 3/8 in (4.58 m)
WING AREA :
 291 sq ft (27.0 m sq)
WEIGHT EMPTY :
 7,277 lb (3301 kg)
WEIGHT LOADED :
 8,907 lb (4040 kg)
WEIGHT MAX :
 9,800 lb (4445 kg)
POWER PLANT :
 1 x Aichi Atsuta Type 31 liquid-cooled, inverted V12 cylinder, Rated at
 
 1,400 hp (1,044 kW)
ARMAMENT :
 2 x Forward-Fixed 20mm Type 99 Model 2 in Wings,
 
 1 x Rearward-Firing 13mm Type 2 Machine Gun in Flexible Mount in Aft
 
 of Cockpit
BOMB LOAD :
 1 x 1,764 lb Torpedo or
 
 1 x 1,874 lb (850 kg) or
 
 2 x 551 lb (250) of Bombs
CREW :
 2 - Pilot and Rear Gunner
   
PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM SPEED :
 295 mph (474 km/h) at 17,060 ft (5200 m)
CRUISING SPEED :
 184 mph (296 km/h) at 9,850 ft (3000)
LANDING SPEED :
 --
CLIMB RATE :
 Climb to 9,850 ft (3000 m), 5 min 48 sec
RANGE :
 739 miles (1190 km)
SERVICE CEILING :
 32,500 ft (9900 m)
 
 
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon. The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 1998. ISBN 0-07607-0904-1.

Gunston, Bill. JANE'S Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New Jersey:Crescent Books, 1992. ISBN 0-517-67964-7.

 
 
     
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