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Ku-6
Role Flying tank
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Maeda

The Maeda Ku-6 Sora-Sha was a Japanese gliding tank intended to be deployed alongside airborne troops. Mitsubishi produced a special streamlined light tank for the project. The project began in 1939, but was only completed in 1945 with a single tank/glider being produced.[1]

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 600 kg (crew and ammunition)
  • Length: ()
  • Wingspan: 21.94 m (72 ft)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 60.3 m² (650 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 2,800 kg (6,200 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,500 kg (7,700 lb)

Performance

See also

References

  1. ^ Skrzypacz, Marcin (2005). "Maeda Ku-6 "Sora-Sha"". ENCYKLOPEDIA UZBROJENIA. http://www.dws.xip.pl/bron/japonia/j57.html. Retrieved 2007-04-30.  

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