Maeda Ku-6 Sora-Sha

DONNÉES GÉNÉRALES
Année du premier vol
(ou de design, si seul projet)
1945
Pays Japon
Designer(s) Aeronautical Institute of the Imperial University Tokyo
Premier constructeur Maedo Koken Kogyo & Mitsubishi, JP
Type d'appareil Planeur
Fonction Militaire

SPÉCIFICATIONS TECHNIQUES
Envergure 21.94 m
Longueur--
Hauteur--
Allongement--
Surface alaire60.3 m2
Profil aile--
Masse à vide698 kg
Masse maxi3493 kg
Charge alaire--
Vitesse mini--
Vitesse maxi--
Finesse maxi
Taux de chute mini--
Nb sièges2
Structure--

Dessin d'un projet [Moddb]
Vraisemblablement projet final [via Resboiu]

AUTRES INFORMATIONS

Constructeur(s)
ConstructeurConstruits
Maedo Koken Kogyo & Mitsubishi, JP
Mitsubishi construisit le tank, et Maedo Koken Kogyo les ailes et l'empennage.

1
Nombre total de constructions1
Infos techniquesCharge utile : 2400 kg (tank léger)
Histoire résuméeThe Maeda Aircraft Corporation created the Ku-6. Maeda was designed by The Aeronautical Institute of the Imperial University in Tokyo. It was designed with all the requirements that the Army’s Troop Transport Command needed. The main problem that the army faced was the difficulty of moving armored fighting vehicles long distances over the main islands of Japan to resist seaborne invasion.They came up with the idea that it could be done by equipping the vehicle with wings, empennage, and take-off carriages. Once landed, all the items that needed to make the vehicle airborne would be quickly detached to allow it to go into action as a ground vehicle.
In 1939, the Japanese Amy Air Force Examination Department began the Special Tank Project Number 3 that was given the name Sora-Sha (“air vehicle”). Later it became Kuro-Sha which means “black vehicle”. The kuro-Sha became the Ku-6, its gliding series. While Mitsubishi built the special tank, Maedo Koken Kogyo constructed the wing and emennange. Maeda completed the prototype in January 1945.
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 Special Number 3 Light Tank Ku-Ro for the project. The design began in 1939, but was only completed in 1945 with a single glider being produced.
Liens personnalités Pas de personnalité associée.
RemarquesVoir l'Antonov A-40 pour un appareil similaire.
Compléments docs

SOURCES DOCUMENTAIRES

Liens WEBSite : Wikipedia . Note specs. (2014-10-28 CL)
Site : Moddb . Description du tank Ku-Ro. (2014-10-28 CL)
Site : Combat Reform . Modèle de Ku-6. (2014-10-28 CL)
Site : Resboiu . Note + photo + plan 3 vues. (2014-10-28 CL)
Site : Forum de la seconde guerre mondiale . Projets de chars volants des année 1930.. (2014-10-28 CL)
Site : Vuelo y Vela . Texte + 2 dessins + specs (en espagnol). (2018-04-02 CL)
LivresFighting Gliders of World War II
par MRAZEK, James E. (1977) [p. 87. Texte + specs].
Autres sourcesImperial Japanese Army Prototypes & Paper Plans:1943-1945, par Akira Sahara

MODÈLES RÉDUITS

Pas de plan ou kit référencé.
Fiche n° 4038 [Dernière mise à jour : 2018-04-02]