I made R2Y Kageun, a reconnaissance aircraft prototyped by the Japanese Navy.
It was a unique type of reconnaissance aircraft in which a twin-type engine was placed in the center of the fuselage and the propeller of the nose was activated by the extension shaft.
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Commissioned for the Imperial Japanese Navy after the R1Y design was cancelled due to its disappointing performance estimates, the R2Y used coupled engines driving a single propeller and also featured a tricycle undercarriage.
Completed in April 1945, the prototype made a short flight on 8 May, but was destroyed in a US air raid only a few days later, thus ending development.
A proposal was also made to develop the R2Y into a turbojet-powered light bomber by replacing its piston engines with two Mitsubishi Ne-330s. Designated the R2Y2 Keiun Kai, it did not enter construction before the end of the war.
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- Wingspan 45.1ft (13.7m)
- Length 42.7ft (13.0m)
- Height 15.0ft (4.6m)
- Empty Weight 13,810lbs (6,264kg)
- Loaded Weight 17,856lbs (8,099kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.19
- Wing Loading 17.5lbs/ft2 (85.7kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,017.9ft2 (94.6m2)
- Drag Points 7970
- Number of Parts 210
- Control Surfaces 7