The Kawanishi H6K was a flying boat developed by the Japanese in the years leading up to WWII, it was largely based on European flying boats of the era and boasted remarkable endurance – with many of its wartime flights lasting 24 hours or more.

With a crew of 9 and a cruising speed of 211 mph the H6K had a range of over 4,112 miles and it was powered by four Mitsubishi Kinsei 43 or 46 14-cylinder, air-cooled, radial engines capable of 1000 hp each. The cutaway you see above is available to download as a desktop wallpaper, it measures in at 4276 pixels by 2664 pixels, meaning it should be suitable for all but the largest of monitors.

If you’d like to read more about the Kawanishi H6K you can click here.


Published by Ben Branch -