In 1942 Kawanishi undertook the design of a single-seat interceptor fighter meeting the requirements of a 17-Shi specification. This aircraft, designated J3K1, was to have been powered by a Mitsubishi MK9A radial engine, but its development was suspended during the early design phase. Within a year work began anew on a Homare 42 powered derivative which received the short designation J6K1 and the popular name Jinpu (Squall). In spite of its promise the J6K1 was not proceeded with as the N1K2-J proved highly successful in meeting the Navy's requirement for a land-based interceptor. (source: Francillion)
Type: Special Attack Service: Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF) Crew: Pilot Armament: two 30mm cannon two 13.2mm machine guns Reference: Francillon: 490 Specifications: Length: 34' 10.3" (10.118 m) Height: n/a Wingspan: 41' 0.1" (12.5 m) Wing area: n/a Empty Weight: n/a Loaded Weight: 9634 lbs (4370 kg) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Homare 42 radial engine Horsepower: 2200 hp Performance: Range: n/a Max Speed: 426 mph (370 kt) at 32,810 feet (10,000 m)
Production: none produced
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