Aircraft Photo of 59 | Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka 22 | Japan - Navy | AirHistory.net #44664
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:59
Aircraft Original Type:Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka
Aircraft Generic Type:Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka
Aircraft Version:Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka 22
C/n (msn):61
Operator / Titles:Japan - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:7 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 44664
Photo Comment

The Ohka 11 was required to be launched within 37 km (23 mi) of the target, making them very vulnerable to defending fighters. The Model 22 was designed to overcome the short standoff distance problem by using a thermojet engine, the Tsu-11. This engine was successfully tested and 50 Ohka 22s were built but never used operationally. This is the only surviving example (marked '59' aft of the blossom) and is on display at the NASM Udvar-Hazy Center.

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