Kawanishi Baika

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.

Kawanishi Baika

Type:           Special Attack 
Service: 	Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF)
Crew:           Pilot
Armament:       551 lb (250 kg) warhead in nose
Reference: 	Francillon: 490 

        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)

        No. of Engines: 1
        Powerplant:     Maru Ka-10 pulse jet engine
        Horsepower:     794 lb (360 kg) thrust 

        Range:          n/a
        Max Speed:      347 mph (556 km/h) 
Production:		none produced

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia HERE.

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