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Japan's Kokusai Ki-76 liaison, Army Type 3
Allied Code Name: Stella

Design

The Ki-76 was designed by Kozo Masuhara, who patterned the aircraft after the German Fi 156 Storch.1

In June 1941, a Storch and a Ki-76 were compared and the Ki-76 excelled in all areas except for landing distance.1

Production

  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: Nippon Kokusai Koku Kogyo K.K.1
    • Production: Fall 1942 - 19441

Specifications

  Kokusai Ki-761
Type Liaison1
Crew 21
Engine (Type) Hitachi Ha-421
Cylinders Radial 91
Cooling Air1
Net HP 3101
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 49' 2"1
Length 31' 4"1
Height 9' 6"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Normal load 3,373 lb1
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 111 mph1
Speed - cruising  
Climb  
Service ceiling 18,470'1
Range 466 miles1
Armament 1: MG1
Bombs 264 lb1

Sources:

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