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Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-83 fighter

Design

The Mitsubishi Ki-83 was designed to be a long range escort fighter by Tomio Kubo.

Prototype

The Ki-83 prototype first flew on November 18, 1944. It was able to go 430 mph at 26,000'. It was also very manouverable.

Production

  • Prototypes: 4
  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Jukogyo K.K.

Variants

  • Mitsubishi Ki-83:

Usage

The Mitsubishi Ki-83 was still a prototype at the end of World War II. Priority was given to interceptor construction.

Specifications

  Mitsubishi Ki-83
Type Fighter
Crew 2
Engine (Type) 2: Mitsubishi Ha-211 Ru
Cylinders Radial 18
Cooling Air
Net HP 2,200 each
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 50' 10"
Length 41'
Height 15' 1"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 19,390 lb
Performance  
Speed @ 29,530' 438 mph
Cruising Speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 41,535'
Range 2,175 miles
Armament 2: 20 mm
2: 30 mm
Bombs 220 lb

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site