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Kawanishi H6K Mavis
Technical Information

Background
Largest Japanese plane at the start of WWII. They flew between the far reaches of the Japanese empire, but were no match for fighter attacks despite its defensive armament.

An excellent, well built airplane, that was arguably the most advanced flying boat in the world at the start of the war. The H8K2 Emily was its replacement.

Production
A total of 215 were built by Kawanishi Kokuki K. K. at Naruo.

Technical Details
Crew  9+ (9 crew or 8 crew plus 10-18 passengers)
Engine  Four Mitsubishi 14 cyilinder air cooled radials driving three blade metal propellers
Span  40m
Length  25.63m
Height  6.27m
Maximum Speed  179 knots
Range  2,230 miles
Armament  One flexible 7.7mm machine gun in an open bow position, one flexible 7.7 mm machine gun in a power-operated dorsal turret and one handheld 20mm cannon in the tail turret
Bomb Load  2 x 800 kg torpedoes or up to 1,000 lbs of bombs or depth-charges

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