Nakajima Ki.19

The Nakajima Ki-19 was an unsuccessful attempt by Nakajima Aircraft Company to meet a 1935 requirement issued by the Japanese government for a modern bomber to replace the Mitsubishi Ki-1 heavy bomber. After evaluation by the Japanese Army Air Force, the contract was instead given to Mitsubishi for the preferred Ki-21 bomber. Four prototypes of the Ki-19 bomber were made and tested, with one of the prototypes being converted to a mail plane for use by the Domei Press Agency. No Ki-19s ever saw combat.

Nakajima Ki.19

Type:           Heavy Bomber
Service: 	Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF)
Crew:           5: Pilot, co-pilot, navigator/bombardier, radio-operator/gunner and gunner
Armament:       three flexible 7.7mm machine guns (one each in nose, dorsal, ventral positions)
		2205 lb (1000 kg) of bombs maximum
Reference: 	Francillon: 487

        Length:         49' 2.55" (15 m)
        Height:         11' 11.75" (3.65 m)
        Wingspan:       72' 2.15" (22 m)
        Wing area:      674.854 sq. ft (62.694 sq. m)
        Empty Weight:   10,472 lbs (4,750 kg)
        Loaded Weight:  15,763 lbs (7,150 kg)

        No. of Engines: 2
        Powerplant:     Nakajima Ha-5 radial
        Horsepower:     890 hp each

        Max Range:      2845 miles, 2485 st miles (4000 km)
        Cruise Speed:   186 mph (300 km/hr)
        Max Speed:      219 mph (352 km/hr) at 10,000 ft (3050 m)
        Climb to/in:    n/a
        Ceiling:        n/a
Production:		four prototype Ki-19s total

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