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Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka II (BAPC 58)

Ohka means Cherry Blossom. This was a Japanese suicide flying bomb dropped from a bomber approx 20 miles from its intended target n.o. 15-1585

1963 - noted at the Science Museum
1982 - moved to the Science Museum's reserve store at Hayes
06/1982 - moved to FAAM and put on display


Role - Single seat suicide flying bomb

Manufacturers - Yokosuka

Power Plant - Three Type 4 Mk1 model 20 solid propellant rockets

Wingspan - 16ft 9ins

Length - 19ft 11ins

Height - 3ft 10ins (no undercarriage)

Weight - 4,178lbs

Max Speed - 350kts

Duration - 20 miles, about 8 to 10 seconds endurance

Armament - Warhead of 2,646lbs


Other exhibits in this hall

  • de Havilland Vampire T22 de Havilland Vampire T22
  • Fairey Fulmar (N1854) Fairey Fulmar (N1854)
  • Fairey Swordfish II (HS618) Fairey Swordfish II (HS618)
  • Focke Achgelis FA330A-1 (100545) Focke Achgelis FA330A-1 (100545)
  • Grumman Martlet AL246 Grumman Martlet AL246
  • Westland Dragonfly HR5 (WN493) Westland Dragonfly HR5 (WN493)
  • Hawker Sea Fury FB11 (WJ231) Hawker Sea Fury FB11 (WJ231)
  • LIM2 (MIG 15 copy) (01420/G-BMZF) LIM2 (MIG 15 copy) (01420/G-BMZF)

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