Jokošo K1Y

Yokosho K1Y - přehled verzí
Yokosho K1Y - version overview

Yokosho K1Y1 Model 1
school airplane with wheeled landing gear, Hitachi Kamikaze 1 engine

Yokosho K1Y2 Model 2
school plane with float landing gear, Hitachi Kamikaze 1 or Gasuden Benz engine

A total of 104 K1Y aircraft were produced between 1925 and 1934.

The following factories were involved in the production:
Kaigun Ko-sho in Yokosuka - 6 K1Y1 aircraft (1925)
Nakajma Hikoki K. K. - 40 aircraft of both versions (1926-28)
Kawanishi Kokuki K. K. - 48 aircraft K2Y2 (1928-33)
Watanabe Tekosho K. K. - 10 K2Y2 aircraft (1933-34)

Sources used:
Tadeusz Januszewski and Kryzysztof Zalewski, Japońskie samoloty marynarski 1912-1945, díl 2., nakladatelství Lampart, rok 2000, ISBN 83-86776-00-05
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Brief history:

In 1924 the Imperial naval air force needed to replace the aging training aircraft Jokošo I-Go Ko-Gata and Avro 504, therefore, commissioned its research arsenal in Jokosuce, so he started to work on the project and the construction of a new trainer aircraft. The new aircraft should produce as with gear wheel and with the chassis float. The project took the senior design engineer Masasuke Hašimoto and under his leadership, the first prototype was completed in early 1925, the flight trials went smoothly, and already in October of the same year he was accepted into the armament of naval aviation. It was produced by the three suppliers (Nakajima, Kawanishi and Watanabe) in the years 1925 – 1935. In this period, the Kaigun Koku Hombu was taken over a total of 104 training aircraft in both embodiments, i.e. with the wheel gear ostruhového type K1Y1 model 1 or also the Maritime trainer type 13 (13. year of the reign of the dynasty Tajšo). The float chassis was the version K1Y2 model 1, the full designation was the Navy trainer seaplane type 13-1. Later this aircraft comes with a slightly more powerful engine Gasuden under the same designation. The float chassis supplied the aircraft, middle-aged appearance, K1Y2 was the last of the japanese floatplane, which had a under the tail of the third (auxiliary) float.
In 1930 there were already naval air force began these aircraft stripping and selling it to the civilian candidates and civil aviation schools. Few aircraft then received the beginning of the war in the Pacific.

Robert C. Mikesh and Shorzoe Abe, Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941, Naval Institute Press, London, 1990, ISBN: 1-155750-563-2
Tadeusz Januszewski and Kryzysztof Zalewski, Japońskie samoloty marynarski 1912-1945, tiel 2, Lampart, 2000, ISBN 83-86776-00-05
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