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Mitsubishi C5M Type 98 / Ki-15 Type 97 (Babs)
Technical Information

Prewar civilian design, famous for making a flight from Tokyo to London with several refueling stops.

Wartime History
In Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) service designated Ki-15 Type 97.
In Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) service, designated C5M Type 98.
Code named "Babs" by the Allies.

Used as a reconnaissance aircraft in China and during the early months of the Pacific War. It had a limited use in the South Pacific, including several that served with the 3rd Kōkūtai.

50 built.

Technical Details
Crew  Two (Pilot, radio operator / observer)
Engines  One fourteen cylinder air-cooled radial with three bladed propeller
Span  12m
Length  8.7 m
Height  3.46m
Maximum Speed  199 mph
Range  725 miles
Armament  One flexible rear firing 7.7 mm machine gun
Bombload  250 kg (551 lb)

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