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Japan's Tachikawa Ki-17 trainer
Allied Code Name: Cedar

Design

In April 1935 Tachikawa was instructed to create a new design for a primary trainer as the Ki-9 turned out to be less than satisfactory. The Ki-17 was to be stressed for 6 g maneuvers.

Prototype

The first two Ki-17 prototypes were finished in July 1935. The upper ailerons were found to be too sensitive and were eliminated in the production models.

Production

  • Ki-17 prototypes: 2
  • Tachikawa Ki-17, Army Type 95-3 Primary Trainer: 558
  • Manufacturer: Tachikawa Hikoki K.K. at Tachikawa
  • Production: 1935 - 1944

Variants

  • Tachikawa Ki-17, Army Type 95-3 Primary Trainer:

Usage

Units

  • Army Flying Training Schools: Kumagaya, Mito, Tachiarai, Utsonomiya
  • Koku Shikan Gakko (Air Academy)

Specifications

  Tachikawa Ki-17
Type Primary Trainer
Crew 2
Engine (Type) Hitachi Ha-12, Army Type 95
Cylinders Radial 7
Cooling Air
Net HP 150
Propeller blades 2 wood
Dimensions  
Span 32' 2 5/8"
9.82 m
Length 25' 7 5/32"
7.8 m
Height 9' 8 5/32"
2.95 m
Wing area 280.076 sq ft
26.02 sq m
Weight  
Empty 1,362 lb
618 kg
Loaded 1,984 lb
900 kg
Performance  
Speed 106 mph
170 kph
Speed - Cruising 81 mph
130 kph
Service Ceiling 17,390'
5,300 m
Endurance 3.45 hours

Sources:

  1. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, René J Francillon, 1970
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site