Kawanishi J3K1/J6K1 Jinpu

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)

Kawanishi J6K1

Type:           Special Attack 
Service: 	Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF)
Crew:           Pilot
Armament:       two 30mm cannon
		two 13.2mm machine guns
Reference: 	Francillon: 490 

        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)

        No. of Engines: 1
        Powerplant:     Homare 42 radial engine
        Horsepower:     2200 hp 

        Range:          n/a
        Max Speed:      426 mph (370 kt) at 32,810 feet (10,000 m)
Production:		none produced

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