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Ki-44 "Shoki"

Interceptor

Nakajima

The Ki-44-II of 3-rd Chutai, 70-th Sentai, Japan, June 1945. © Michael Bykov

The Ki-44-II of 3-rd Chutai, 70-th Sentai, Japan, June 1945.

Ki-44 'Shoki' Specification
Ki-44-Ia Ki-44-IIb
Crew 1 1
Dimensions
Wing span, m 9.45 9.45
Wing area, m2 15 15
Length, m 8.75 8.78
Powerplant
PE, hp at sea level Ha-41/ 1250 Ha-109/ 1520
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 1944 2106
Maximum takeoff weight 2550 2764
Performance
Speed, km/h maximum 580 605
at altitude, m 3700 5200
Time to 5000m, min 5.9 4.3
Service ceilling, m 10820 11200
Service range, km 926 1295
Armament
Two machine guns in a fuselage, two machine-guns in a wing 2x7.7+2x12.7 2x127.7+2x12.7

References

  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "50 best fighters of World War II" /Gennadiy Kornukhin/

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