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Kyushu K11W Shiragiku / White Crysanthemum
 
 Kyushu-K11W-01
 
The Kyūshū K11W Shiragiku (白菊, "White Chrysanthemum") made by the Kyūshū Aircraft Company, was a land-based bombing trainer aircraft which served in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in the latter years of World War II. As indicated by its Japanese designation, "training aircraft for on-board work" (機上作業練習機, kijō sagyō renshū-ki), it was designed to train crews in operating equipment for bombing, navigation, and communication, as well as navigation techniques.
 
The Kyūshū K11W had a mid-wing layout, the crew consisting of a pilot and gunner/radio operator sitting in line under the canopy and the trainee bombardier, trainee navigator, and instructor in the lower fuselage beneath the wing.
 
 Kyushu-K11W-02
 
The K11W1 was a basic bomber crew trainer, of all-metal construction with fabric-covered control surfaces.
The K11W2 was a anti-submarine warfare and transport version of all-wood construction.
 
A total of 798 K11Ws were manufactured, including a small number of K11W2 ASW and transport aircraft alongside the K11W1 trainer variant. These aircraft were also used in kamikaze mission during the last stages of the Pacific War.
The K11W served as the basis for the Q3W1 Nankai (南海, "South Sea") anti-submarine patrol aircraft.
 
 Kyushu-K11W-03
 
K11W1
Powerplant: 1 × Hitachi GK2B Amakaze 21, 384 kW (515 hp)
Wingspan: 14.98 m (49 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 30.5 sq m (328 sq ft)
Length: 10.24 m (33 ft 7 in)
Height: 3.93 m (12 ft 11 in)
Empty weight: 1,677 kg (3,697 lb)
Gross weight: 2,640 kg (5,820 lb)
Maximum speed: 230 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn) at 1,700 m (5,577 ft)
Cruise speed: 175 km/h (109 mph, 94 kn) at 1,000 m (3,281 ft)
Range: 1,760 km (1,090 mi, 950 nmi)
Service ceiling: 5,620 m (18,440 ft)
Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 19 min 35 sec
Crew: 5
Armament: 1 × 7.7 mm rear-firing machine gun
Bombload 2 × 30 kg (66 lb) bombs, or 1 × 250 kg (550 lb) bomb on kamikaze missions
 
 
 
 


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