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