Japanese Kyushu Q1W ''Tokai'' AS Bomber Plane

  • World War II
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Deployed in mid-1943, The Imperial Japanese Naval Patrol Bomber – Kyushu Q1W ''Tokai'' was an effective land-based Light Bomber designed to hunt for and attack Allied Submarines. Much of The Japanese design was based on The German Junkers Ju-88 Bomber. Noted for it's distinctive ''Bubble Front'', The Q1W saw only 153 Produced Models (due to War Time materials shortage). They saw limited service protecting The Japanese ''Homeland''. Crewed by (3), The Q1W was 40-feet long with a wingspan of 53-feet. Power was produced by (2) Hitachi 9 Cylinder Engines, capable of producing 610-HP each. Rated Airspeed was only 200-mph. Operation Ceiling was to 15,000-feet with a Range of 840-miles. Armament included 550-lbs. of Ordnance, supported by advanced Radionics.Defensive weapons included (3) 7.7mm Machine Guns.