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Kawanishi H8K2 Emily
Technical Information

The H8K was a four engine shoulder-wing flying boat with a crew of ten. This well-armed, sturdy aircraft flew long-range reconnaissance missions; and were regarded as hard to shoot down by Allied fighters, due to their armament and speed. The H8K was undoubtedly the best flying boat, built by any nation during WWII.

Seiku Transport Variants
Of the total production of 167, 36 special Seiku transport variants were also built.

A total of 167 were built.

Technical Details
Crew  Ten (or 29 passengers or 64 troops)
Engine  Four Mitsubishi MK4Q Kasei 22 driving four blade metal propellers
Span  38m
Length  28m
Height  9.15m
Maximum Speed  234 km/h
Range  3,888 miles
Armament  20mm cannon in dorsal and tail turrets, and 7.7 mm machine guns in two beam blisters, ventral and cockpit hatches and bow turret.
Bomb Load  2 x 800 kg torpedoes or 8 x 250 kg bombs or 16 x 60 kg bombs or depth-charges

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