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Ki-79 "Nate"

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Mansyu Ki-79

It was probably the only plane designed in China during the war. It was initiated in 1942 by the firm "Mansyu", set in Manchuria, occupied by the Japanese. It was a Nate , built under licence by Mansyu, and redesigned as an advanced trainer. It came out in four variants and remained in production until the end of the war.

Ki-79a First variant of the Ki-79, single-seat and entirely built in metal.

Ki-79b Two-seats variant of the trainer, made of metal as the Ki-79a and powered by the same engine.

Ki-79c Like the Ki-79a, this variant was a single-seat trainer, but it was made of wood and steel (light alloys had become too scarce) and the engine was different (although of the same basic model).

Ki-79d Like the Ki-79a, this variant was a single-seat trainer, but it was made of wood and steel (light alloys had become too scarce) and the engine was different (although of the same basic model).

Ki-27/79 Specification
Ki-27b Ki-79a
Crew 1
Dimensions
Wing span, m 11.31 11.50
Wing area, m2 18.56 18.56
Length, m 7.53 7,85
Height, m 3.28 3.00
Weight, kg
Empty weight 1110 1300
Loaded weight 1547  
Powerplant
Hitachi air-cooled radial engine Ha-1b Ha-13 aI
Power, hp 750 510
Performance
Maximum speed km/h 470 340
at altitude, m 3500 3500
Time to level 5m 22s/5000m 10m 24s/5600m
Service ceiling, m 12250  
Service range, km 627 920
Service range with added fuel tanks, km 1100  
Armament
7,7-mm Type 89 machine guns 2 1

Bibliography

  • Japan Aviation / Andrey Firsov /
  • "Air War Ki-27" /# 101/
  • "Japan Warplanes of World War II" /Oleg Doroshkevich/
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