© Michael Bykov
Mansyu Ki.79b (two-seat version) from Air Force of Indonesia, 1946.
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).
|Wing span, m
|Wing area, m2
|Hitachi air-cooled radial engine
|at altitude, m
|Time to level
|Service ceiling, m
|Service range, km
|Service range with added fuel tanks, km
|7,7-mm Type 89 machine guns
- "Encyclopedia of military engineering " /Aerospace Publising/
- "Air War Ki-27" /# 101/
- "Japan Warplanes of World War II" /Oleg Doroshkevich/