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MT-1 Hayabusa

ManufacturerManshu Aircraft Company
Primary RoleTransport


ww2dbaseThe MT-1 Hayabusa ("Peregrine Falcon") airliners were built by the Manshu Aircraft Company in the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo in northeastern China in the 1930s. The prototype aircraft took its first flight in Apr 1937, and they soon joined the fleet of the Manchukuo National Airways to serve as passenger aircraft. A total of 30 aircraft were built. Though they were known to serve as transports of Japanese staff officers, because they were not officially pressed into military service, this design did not receive an Allied code name.

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MachineryOne Nakajima Kotobuki 2-kai-1 9-cyl air-cooled radial engine rated at 460hp
ArmamentNone; capacity for 6 passengers
Span13.60 m
Length9.38 m
Height3.60 m
Wing Area27.30 m
Weight, Empty1,700 kg
Weight, Loaded2,700 kg
Speed, Maximum240 km/h
Speed, Cruising200 km/h
Service Ceiling6,000 m
Range, Normal902 km


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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Jul 2013 02:54:53 PM

The Manshu MT-1 was a six-passenger transport operated by(MKKK)Manchukuo National Airways. CHEAP TICKETS: Aircraft were used for domestic flights and supported military operations. Hubs were domestic flights with scheduled flights to Korea, with connections to (Dai Nippon Koku KK)Imperial Japanese Airways to Japan and other destinations within the Empire. Japan Airways also pioneered very long-distance flights to Berlin, Germany and operated both land-based and seaplane transports to Japanese overseas possessions. DEFUNCT AIRLINE: LAST FLIGHT OUT Manchukuo National Airways ceased operations in 1945 during the Russian invasion of Manchuria all surviving aircraft and equipment were turned over to Chinese Communist Forces. Last flight out, who escaped and how far did they travel and what types of aircraft used is unknown. SOME OF THE AIRCRAFT USED: Junkers Ju86Z1 Transports Nakajima Ki34 (Thora) Transports Heinkel He116 Transport Tachikawa Ki54 (Hickory) Transports Mitsubishi Ki57 (Topsy) Transport version of the Ki21 (Sally) Bomber. Tachikawa Type "O" Transport this was a license built version of the American Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra, Manshu MT-1 Hayabusa Transport and the Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifon used to transport Company Executives, Government Officials and High-Ranking Army Officers.

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