The Baika (Plum Blossom) was inspired by the German V-1 flying bomb. Intended as a special attacker (piloted suicide aircraft), the Baika was to be fitted with an undercarriage jettisonable after takeoff. The single Maru Ka-10 pulse jet was to be mounted either above the fuselage (as in the V-1) or beneath it. A 250kg explosive warhead was to be placed in the nose of the aircraft. When the war ended the Baika was still on the drawing board.
Type: Special Attack Service: Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF) Crew: Pilot Armament: 551 lb (250 kg) warhead in nose Reference: Francillon: 490 Specifications: Length: 22' 11.6" (7.00 m) Height: n/a Wingspan: 21' 8" (6.60 m) Wing area: n/a Empty Weight: 1653 lbs (750 kg) Loaded Weight: 3152 lbs (1430 kg) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Maru Ka-10 pulse jet engine Horsepower: 794 lb (360 kg) thrust Performance: Range: n/a Max Speed: 347 mph (556 km/h)
Production: none produced
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