The MITSUBISHI B1M was a Japanese torpedo bomber of the 1920s, also
known as the NAVY TYPE 13 CARRIER-BORNE ATTACK AIRCRAFT. It was
designed and built by
* 1 Development * 2 Operational history
* 3 Variants
Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) long formal
* 3.2 Navy short designations
* 3.3 Company designations
Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
* 4 Operators * 5 Specifications (2MT2) * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links
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The type entered service in 1924 and served into the 1930s, 32 flying from the aircraft carriers Kaga and Hōshō during the Shanghai Incident in 1932. An aircraft from Kaga was lost during an aerial engagement between an American air force adviser and demonstration pilot to the Chinese government, Robert Short, who also lost his life, and regarded as a hero defending the Chinese city against the Japanese aircraft.
From 1929, a number of surplus B1Ms were converted for civilian use, being fitted with an enclosed cabin for passengers or cargo.
IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AIR SERVICE (IJNAS) LONG FORMAL DESIGNATIONS
Navy Type 13-1 Carrier Attack Aircraft B1M1 Navy Type 13-2 Carrier Attack Aircraft B1M2 Navy Type 13-3 Carrier Attack Aircraft B1M3
NAVY SHORT DESIGNATIONS
B1M1 Initial two seat production version powered by 450 hp (340 kW)
Napier Lion engine. . 197 built by Mitsubishi. B1M2 Three-seat
production torpedo bomber, based on 2MT5, powered by
2MT1 Navy Type 13-1 Carrier Attack Aircraft / B1M1 2MT2 Navy Type
13-1 Carrier Attack Aircraft / B1M1 2MT3 Navy Type 13-1 Carrier
Attack Aircraft / B1M1 2MT4 Experimental reconnaissance seaplane
version. One built. 2MT5 Prototype of the B1M2 / Navy Type 13-2
Carrier Attack Aircraft, two-seat torpedo bomber powered by 450 hp
IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY AIR SERVICE (IJAAS) LONG FORMAL DESIGNATIONS
T-1.2 Converted Aeroplane Civil conversion of B1M. Several variations on type. Enclosed cabin for two or three passengers. Powered by original Lion or Hispano-Suiza engines or converted with licensed built Bristol Jupiter radial engine . Also known as TYPE 13TH YEAR CONVERTED AEROPLANE.
Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft
* CREW: Two * LENGTH: 9.77 m (32 ft 0¾ in) * WINGSPAN : 14.77 m (48 ft 5½ in) * HEIGHT: 3.50 m (11 ft 5¾ in) * WING AREA: 59.0 m² (645 ft²) * EMPTY WEIGHT : 1,442 kg (3,179 lb) * MAX. TAKEOFF WEIGHT : 2,697 kg (5,946 lb) * POWERPLANT : 1 × Napier Lion 12 cylinder broad arrow engine, 500 hp (370 kW)
* MAXIMUM SPEED : 210 km/h (113 kn, 130 mph) * RANGE : km (nm, mi) * SERVICE CEILING : 4,500 m (14,765 ft) * WING LOADING : 45.7 kg/m² (9.22 lb/ft²)
* POWER/MASS : 0.14 kW/kg (0.084 hp/lb) * ENDURANCE: 2.6 hours
* GUNS: 2 × fixed, forward-firing 7.7 mm machine guns and 2 × pivoted 7.7 mm machine guns in rear cockpit * ORDNANCE: 1 × 18-inch torpedo or 2 × 240 kg (529 lb) bombs
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
* ^ A B C D Donald, David (Editor) (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Aerospace Publishing. ISBN 1-85605-375-X . CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link ) * ^ http://www.talesofoldchina.com/shanghai/people/t-short.htm * ^ A B C Mikesh, Robert C; Abe, Shorzoe (1990). Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941. London: Putnam Aeronautical Books. ISBN 0-85177-840-2 .