The Tachikawa Ki-17 was a basic training aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force built by Tachikawa Aircraft Company Ltd in the 1930s. It was known to the Allies under the codename of "Cedar" during World War II. The Ki-17 was introduced to service as the “Army Type 95-3 Basic Grade Trainer Model A” under the former aircraft naming nomenclature system. Tachikawa manufactured 560 Ki-17s between 1936 and 1943 and the type saw service with the Army Air Academy and flight training schools. (info from Wikipedia)
Tachikawa Ki.17 Type 95-3
Type: Primary Trainer Service: Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) Crew: pupil and instructor Armament: none Reference: Francillon: 250 Specifications: Length: 25' 7" (7.8 m) Height: 9' 8" (2.95 m) Wingspan: 32' 9.5" (26.02 m) Wing area: 280 sq. ft (30.58 sq. m) Empty Weight: 1362 lbs (618 kg) Max Weight: 1984 lbs (900 kg) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Hitachi Ha-12 7-cylinder radial Horsepower: 950 hp Performance: Cruise Speed: 81 mph (130 km/hr) Max Speed: 106 mph (170 km/hr) Ceiling: 17390 ft (5300 m) Endurance: 3.5 hours
Production: approximately 560 Ki-17s
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For a very nice scale color drawing of this aircraft, see here..
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