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Yokosuka MXY9 "Shuka"

Designer: Yokosuka
Primary user: Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
Number built: 0
Developed from: Yokosuka MXY8

The Yokosuka MXY9 Shuka (秋火, "Autumn fire") was a projected development of the MXY8 training glider, adding a small thermojet-style jet engine, the Tsu-11. It was intended to provide further training for pilots who were to fly the Mitsubishi J8M rocket-powered interceptor aircraft.

None were built prior to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II.

Specifications (MXY9, as designed)

General characteristics

Crew: one, pilot
Length: 19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)
Wingspan: 31 ft 2 in (9.50 m)
Height: 8 ft 10 in (2.70 m)
Wing area: 190 ft (17.7 m)
Powerplant: 1 x Tsu-11 thermojet, 1.7 kN (396 lbf)


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