The Yokosuka MXY5 was a Japanese military glider produced for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. The glider consisted of fabric-wrapped plywood covering a tubular steel frame. The design also featured a retractable undercarriage as well as an emergency skid. The design was flight tested in 1942. Only 12 were produced and none were used operationally.
|Manufacturer||Yokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal|
- original version; nine built
- later version; three built
Specifications (MXY5 and MXY5a)
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 11 troops; 1,020 kg (2,240 lb) cargo
- Length: 13 m (43 ft)
- Wingspan: 18.1 m (59.4 ft)
- Wing area: 55.2 m2 (594 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 1,520 kg (3,350 lb)
- Gross weight: 2,694 kg (5,940 lb)
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