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Japan's Tachikawa Ki-9 trainer; Army Type 95
Allied Code Name: Spruce

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Tachikawa Ki-9 trainer:
Japan's Tachikawa Ki-9 trainer
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Tachikawa Ki-9 trainer:
Japan's Tachikawa Ki-9 trainer
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Tachikawa Type 95 was used as an advanced trainer in aerobatics, dive bombing, and gunnery.

Specifications

  Tachikawa Type 95-1
Type Advanced Trainer
Crew  
Engine (Type) 1: Cirrus Hermes IV
Cylinders Radial
Cooling Air
Net HP 130
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 32' 9"
Length 26' 3"
Height 11' 6"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Normal load  
Maximum load 3,200 lb
Performance  
Speed 140 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 415 miles
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site