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World War II Vehicles, Tanks, Airplanes, and Ships

World War II, a time in history of great upheaval the world over. Found here in are some of the machines used in that time by the men and women who fought the battles, delivered the supplies, and transported the wounded. Look around and enjoy the historical information, the specifications, pictures and videos of the machines of war that were used in World War II.

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17 November 2017, Japan's Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (devil queller, demon) fighter; Army Type 2

The Nakajima Ki-44 was built for speed and climbing to combat the high flying Allied bombers.

  • Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki, Army Type 2 fighter

11 November 2017, Japan's Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (peregrine falcon) fighter; Army Type 1

The most prolific of the Japanese Army fighters, the Nakajima Ki-43 was used throughout World War II.

  • Nakajima Ki-43-II fighter

10 November 2017, Japan's Nakajima Ki-34 transport

The Nakajima Ki-34 was used by the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy.

  • Nakajima Ki-34 transport

5 November 2017, Japan's Nakajima Ki-27 fighter bomber; Army Type 97

The Nakajima Ki-27, though an outdated designed, was very well liked by its pilots for its maneuverability.

  • Nakajima Type 97 fighter

4 November 2017, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-109 heavy interceptor

The Mitsubishi Ki-109 was designed with a 75 mm cannon in its nose to destroy American bombers out side the range of their defensive armament.

  • Mitsubishi Ki-109 heavy interceptor

4 November 2017, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-83 fighter

The Mitsubishi Ki-83 was a high performance fighter that due to other production priorities only had four prototypes constructed.

  • Mitsubishi Ki-83 fighter

4 November 2017, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-57 transport, Army Type 100

Widely used as a transport and paratroop aircraft the Mitsubishi Ki-57 was produced through much of World War II.

  • Mitsubishi MC.20, Y-93 transport

3 November 2017, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-46 reconnaissance; Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane

The Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah" was envied for its smooth lines and easy flying. So much so that the Germans wanted to manufacture it during World War II.

28 October 2017, Japan's Kokusai Ki-76 liaison, Army Type 3 Command Liaison Plane

Patterned after the German Storch, the Kokusai Ki-76 performed better except for landing distance.

  • Kokusai Ki-76 liaison

27 October 2017, Japan's Kokusai Ki-59 transport, Army Type 1 Transport

There were only 59 Kokusai Ki-59s built.

  • Kokusai Ki-59 transport

22 October 2017, Japan's Kayaba Ka-1 autogyro

The precursor to helicopters, the Japanese Army had the Kayaba Ka-1 autogyros constructed to be artillery observation platforms. They were also used from escort carriers for anti-submarine duties.

  • Kayaba Ka-1 autogyro


20 October 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-119 light bomber

The Kawasaki Ki-119 was just starting to have its first prototype constructed when the end of the war stopped all development.

20 October 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-108 high altitude fighter

In early 1943 it was decided that development of an high altitude fighter should be commenced. The Kawasaki Ki-108 was the result and only four prototypes were constructed before the end of World War II.

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23 September 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-100 fighter, Army Type 5

Considered by pilots and crew to be the top Japanese fighter of World War II, the Kawasaki Ki-100 was designed to battle the high flying bombers. It could also hold its own against American fighter planes.

  • Kawasaki Ki-100 fighter

22 September 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-96 heavy fighter

The Kawasaki Ki-96 was designed to be a heavy fighter but Kawasaki thought it should be a single seat and the Imperial Japanese Army a double seat aircraft. Only three prototypes were built.

  • Kawasaki Ki-96 heavy figher

17 September 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-78 high speed research

In order to make an attempt at the world air speed record the KEN III project was started at the University of Tokyo. This was taken over by the Japanese military and designated the Ki-78. Only one prototype was constructed.

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15 September 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-66 dive bomber

After seeing what the German's did in Europe, the Japanese decided to develop a dive bomber to support the Army. The Kawasaki Ki-66 was designed, but as it wasn't much better than other aircraft already in production it never went past six prototypes that were constructed.

10 September 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-64 fighter

There was only one prototype of the Kawasaki Ki-64 fighter produced, but it was unique in that it used two contra-rotating propellers and the wings for cooling.

8 September 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (swallow) fighter, Army Type 3 Fighter

The Kawasaki Ki-61 was a high performance fighter that if built in more numbers might have made a difference for the Japanese Army.

  • Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien fighter


1 September 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-60 fighter

The Kawasaki Ki-60 wasn't as maneuverable as the Ki-61 and after three prototypes were constructed the design was abandoned.

  • Kawasaki Ki-60 fighter

1 September 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-56 transport, Army Type 1 Freight Transport

The Kawasaki Ki-56 was based on the Lockheed 14-WG3 transport. Only 121 were manufactured.

  • Kawasaki Ki-56 transport

31 August 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-32 bomber, Army Type 98

The Kawasaki Ki-32 was the last Japanese Imperial Army bomber to have a liquid cooled engine.

  • Kawasaki Ki-32 bomber

25 August 2017, Japan's Kawasaki Ki-10 fighter, Army Type 95 Fighter Model 1

The Kawasaki Ki-10 was an extremely maneuverable biplane fighter that was well liked by its pilots.

  • Kawasaki Ki-10 fighter


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    Historical database for just about everything World War II.
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