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Yokosuka H5Y

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Role: Flying boat
Manufacturer: Yokosuka
First flight: 1936
Introduction: 1939
Primary user: IJN Air Service
Produced: 1938-1941
Number built: 20

The Yokosuka H5Y or Type 99 Flying Boat (九九式飛行艇, 99shiki hikōtei) (allied code name Cherry) was an Imperial Japanese Navy flying boat. Only 20 were built between 1936 and 1941. Yokosuka built the aircraft at their Dai-Juichi Kaigun Kokusho location, the Naval Air Arsenal.

Design and development

The H5Y was designed by Yokosuka to meet an Imperial Japanese Navy requirement for a twin-engine maritime reconnaissance flying boat, which was intended to match the performance of contemporary four-engine flying boats, while being cheaper to build and easier to maintain. Two prototypes were built at the 11th Naval Arsenal, Hiro, being completed in 1936.

The H5Y was a twin-engine parasol wing aircraft, and thus resembled a scaled-down version of the Kawanishi H6K "Mavis". Performance was found to be poor however, with the aircraft underpowered and suffering from structural problems which delayed production .

Operational history

The H5Y was accepted for production in 1938 as the Type 99 Flying Boat, Model 11, production deliveries starting in 1939. However, production was quickly cancelled owing to the poor performance, only 20 being built.

Although some were used for coastal anti-submarine patrols early in World War II, they were quickly transferred to second line duties such as transport or training.


H5Y 2 Prototypes constructed in Hiro Navy Arsenal H5Y1 (Type 99 Navy Flying Boat, Model 11) Production model, 18 built.



Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service

Specifications (Yokosuka H5Y1)

Data from Warplanes of the Second World War, Volume Five: Flying Boats

General characteristics

Crew: 6
Length: 20.53 m (67 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 31.57 m (103 ft 7in)
Height: 6.71 m (22 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 107.7 m (1,159 ft)
Empty weight: 7,070 kg (15,554 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 11,500 kg (25,353 lb)
Powerplant: 2 x Mitsubishi MK1A Shinten-21 14-cylinder air-cooled radials, 895 kW (1,200 hp) each


Maximum speed: 303 km/h (163 kn, 188 mph)
Range: 4,800 km (2,591 nmi, 2,980 mi)
Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,000 ft)
Endurance: 26 hr
Climb to 3,000 m (9,850 ft): 24 min


Guns: 3x 7.7 mm (.303 in) machine guns
Bombs: 2x 250 kg (552 lb) bombs


Donald, David (Editor). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Aerospace Publishing, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.
Francillon, Ph.D., Ren J. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1970 (2nd edition 1979). ISBN 0-370-30251-6.
Green, William. Warplanes of the Second World War, Volume Five: Flying Boats. London: Macdonald & Co.(Publishers) Ltd., 1962 (5th impression 1972). ISBN 0-356-01449-5.

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