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Ki-43 "HAYABUSA"

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Ki-43 HAYABUSA

Ki-43 "HAYABUSA"

Кi-43 Hayabusa was the advanced fighter of the Japanese army aircraft in the beginning of the World War II. This airplane became very serious opponent for air force of allies and was one of the most mass airplanes of army air forces.

The basic modifications of the machine were Кi-43-I (three versions) with the 980 hp engine Ha - 25 and a two-blade propeller, Ki-43-II (three versions) with more high-power engine and a three-blade propeller and Ki-43-III with 1230 hp engine Ha-115-II.

Manufacture of these fighters has made more than 5900 aircrafts and proceeded up to the end of WW II when Ki-43 it is already obsolete of its armament and protection.

Ki-43 'Hayabusa' Specification
Crew 1
Dimensions
Wing span, m 10.84
Length, m 8.92
Height, m 3.27
Powerplant
PE 14 cylinder Ha-115 type 1 ("Nakajima"), hp 1150
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 1910
Loaded weight 2590
Maximum takeoff weight 2925
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 530
Time to 5000m, min 6
Service ceiling, m 11200
Service range, km 3200
Armament
12.7-mm machine guns, pcs 2
External bomb load, kg 500

References

  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/

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