Yokosuka K5Y

Trainer Biplane

Yokosuka K5Y1 © Peter de Jong
Photo ©: Peter de Jong (www.horizonten.nl)
The Yokosuka K5Y is a single-engine two-seat trainer biplane aircraft developed by the Naval Air Technical Arsenal in Yokosuka/Japan and Kawanishi. Production was held by several Japanese manufacturers like Kawanishi, Mitsubishi, Hitachi and Nakajima. The Yokosuka K5Y was exclusively operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. Several captured aircraft were used after WWII by the Indonesian People's Security Force (Badan Keamanan Rakyat).
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelHitachi Amakaze 11
Engine Power224 kW300 hp
Speed211 km/h114 kts
  131 mph
Service Ceiling5.700 m18.701 ft
Range1.020 km551 NM
634 mi.
Empty Weight1.000 kg2.205 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.500 kg3.307 lbs
Wing Span11,00 m36 ft 1 in
Wing Area27,7 m298 ft
Length8,05 m26 ft 5 in
Height3,20 m10 ft 6 in
First Flight12/1933
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1934-1945
Total Production5770
Data for (Version)Yokosuka K5Y1
VariantsYokosuka K5Y1, K5Y2, K5Y3