Mitsubishi Ki-57

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Mitsubishi Ki-57
Mitsubishi Ki-57
Type: Airliner , transport aircraft
Design country:

Japanese EmpireJapanese Empire Japan



First flight:

August 1940

Number of pieces:


The Mitsubishi Ki-57 (allied code name: Topsy ) was a passenger aircraft that was designed as a low-wing aircraft due to the demand from Japan Air Lines for a civil version of the Mitsubishi Ki-21 bomber .

The first flight took place in August 1940. After the successful testing, the production of 100 series machines began as MC-20-1 for civil purposes and as Ki-57-1 transport aircraft for military purposes. The improved Ki-57-2 followed in early 1942 and had u. a. a stronger motorization. 406 copies of this version were built.

Technical specifications

Parameter Data Mitsubishi Ki-57-II
crew 4th
Passengers 11
length 16.00 m
height 4.85 m
span 22.60 m
Wing area 70.08 m²
Empty mass 5585 kg
Takeoff mass normal 8175 kg
maximum 9120 kg
Engines two Mitsubishi Ha-102s with 795 kW (1080 PS) each
Top speed 470 km / h at an altitude of 5800 m
Ascent time to 5000 m 15:45 min
Range normal 1500 km
maximum 3000 km
Service ceiling 8000 m

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