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Japan's Tachikawa Ki-54 trainer, transport; Army Type 1
Allied Code Name: Hickory

Design

The Tachikawa Ki-54 was designed to be a crew trainer.1 This included the pilot, bombers, gunners, navigators, and radio operators.1

Production

  • Total: 1,3681
    • Manufacturer: Tachikawa Hikoki K.K.1
    • Production: 1940 - 19451

Variants

  • Tachikawa Ki-54a: Trainer.1
  • Tachikawa Ki-54b: Trainer.1
  • Tachikawa Ki-54c: Transport.1
  • Tachikawa Ki-59: Civilian transport.1

Specifications

  Tachikawa Ki-54c1
Type Transport1
Crew 81
Engine (Type) 2: Hitachi Ha-13a1
Cylinders Radial 91
Cooling Air1
Net HP 4501
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 58' 9"1
Length 39' 2"1
Height 11' 9"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Normal load 8,575 lb1
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed @ 6,560' 234 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 22,555'1
Range 597 miles1
Armament None1

Sources:

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