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).
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|Hitachi air-cooled radial engine
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|7,7-mm Type 89 machine guns
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- "Air War Ki-27" /# 101/
- "Japan Warplanes of World War II" /Oleg Doroshkevich/