MXY9 "Shuka"
Role Trainer
Designer Yokosuka
Developed from Yokosuka MXY8

The Yokosuka MXY9 Shuka (秋花, "Autumn flower")[1] was a projected development of the MXY8 training glider, adding a small motorjet engine, the Tsu-11. It was intended to provide further training for pilots who were to fly the Mitsubishi J8M and Ki-200 rocket-powered interceptor aircraft.[2]

None were built prior to Japan's surrender and the end of World War II.

Specifications (MXY9, as designed)

Data from Japanese Secret Projects[2]

General characteristics

See also

Related development

Related lists


  1. ^ Minoru, Akimoto (1995). 太平洋戦争 日本海軍機 航空ファンイラスレイテッド No.83. Bunrindo. p. 63.
  2. ^ a b Dyer, Edwin M. (2009). Japanese Secret Projects. Hinkley: Midland Publishing. pp. 77. ISBN 978-1857803-174.