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Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
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Background
The first truly high-speed medium bomber to serve the Japanese Navy, accepted by the Navy in October 1944. The Japanese Army Air Force's Ki-67 Peggy was based on the same concept. While the aircraft's performance was impressive, it was plauged by technical problems that delayed service introduction. The P1Y2-S night fighter variant flew in June 1944, but it was a disappointment and those aircraft (which had retained their bomb bays) reverted back to the bomber role. Similarly futile was the P1Y1-S modification.

Production
A total of 1,098 were constructed.

Technical Details
Crew  Three
Engine  2 x 1825 hp Nakajima NK9C Homare 12, 18 Cyl air cooled radial engines
Span  39 ft 4 in
Length  49 ft 3 in
Height  14 ft 1 in
Maximum Speed  339 mph at 19,357'
Range  1,190 nautical miles
Armament  (nose) 1 x 20mm cannon (turret) 2 x 13mm machine guns
Bombload  1 x torpedo or 2,204 lbs bomb load

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