Training and Transport Aircraft
Twin-engine multipurpose transport aircraft. The first flight was in the summer of 1940.
As a training and transport aircraft, the Ki-54 has shown itself to be a very successful machine. From the beginning of 1941, he began to enroll en masse in all army flight schools. The aircraft was used to train all crew members: pilot, navigator, bombardier, gunner - radio operator and was widely used by the Japanese throughout World War II. As a transport, it could carry 8 passengers.
At the end of the war, at least four Ki-54, from among the Soviet trophies, were transferred to Mao Tse Tung and flew as transport aircraft until 1952 in the PRC Air Force. One captured Ki-54 was operated by the British in Burma in the summer and autumn of 1945, one Ki-54 was operated in North Korea.
A total of 1368 aircraft of all modifications were built.
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|2×PE Army Type 98 (Hitachi Na-13 Kô), hp
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|4 × 7.7 mm Te-4 machine gun, bombs, kg