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Yokosuka E14Y1 "Glen"
|Crew||2 in tandem cockpit|
|Dimensions||36'2" by 28'1" by 12'6"
11m by 8.54m by 3.8m
|Wing area||205 square feet
19 square meters
||153 mph at sea level
246 km/h at sea level
|Cruising speed||104 mph at 3280 feet
167km/h at 1000 meters
|Climb rate||16 feet per second
4.9 meters per second
|Power plant||One 340 hp (254 kW) Hitachi Tempu 12 nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engine driving a two-bladed wooden propeller.|
|Armament||One flexible 7.7mm Type 92 machine gun in the rear cockpit|
|External stores||60kg (132lbs) bombs|
|Production||A total of 126 aircraft, mostly by K.K. Watanabe Tekkosho (1941-1943)|
The Glen was designed specifically to be a submarine-borne reconnaissance seaplane, with floats and wings that were easily detached for stowage. It was the only type of manned aircraft to ever drop bombs on the American mainland, when a Glen from I-25 dropped four phosphorus bombs along the Oregon coast in an attempt to set the forests on fire. The aircraft also performed the Japanese damage assessment following the Pearl Harbor strike, and performed similar reconnaissance duties over other Allied ports until increased use of radar made such sorties impossible.
The prototype was completed in 1939 and went into
production in 1941 after successfully winning its design competition
against the Watanabe E14W. The Pearl Harbor reconnaissance mission was
its operational debut.
The aircraft was handicapped by its inability to
operate in any kind of rough seas. It also had miserable performance,
making its early penetrations of Allied air space all the more
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