Kawanishi H8K (Emily)

H8K

H8K1

 Mabye one of the best flying boats built during the war.

 

Type

 Long range flying boat

Armament

 5 x 20mm Type 99 cannons
3 x 7,7mm Type 97 MG
2 x 800kg torpedoes or
1000kg bombload

Engine

  H8K1 - 4 x Mitsubishi Kasei 12 14cyl radial engine 1530hp each
H8K2 - 4 x Mitsubishi Kasei 22 14cyl radial engine 1850hp each

Weight

 H8K1 - Empty 15.440kg - Max take-off 31.000kg
H8K2 - Empty 18.380kg - Max take-off 32.500kg

Crew

 10

Speed

 H8K1 - 433km/h
H8K2 - 454km/h

Year of construction

 August 1941 - 1944

Quantity

 167

User

 Japan

Manufacturer

 Kawanishi Kokuki KK