Mansyu Ki.79

While manufacturing the Nakajima Ki-27 fighter under license, in 1942 Mansyu undertook redesign of this aircraft as an advanced trainer. Designated Army Type 2 Advanced Trainer, the aircraft was built in four versions: the Ki-79a single-seat trainer powered by a 510hp Hitachi Ha-13a; the similarly powered Ki-79b tandem two-seat trainer; the single-seat Ki-79c, powered by a Hitachi [Ha-23] 22; and the two-seat Ki-79d with a [Ha-23] 24. All powerplants were versions of a basic type. All Ki-79 variants had open cockpits, but whereas the Ki-79a and b had all-metal airframes, the Ki-79c and d were built of wood and steel.  (source: Francillion)

Mansyu Ki.79a

Type:           advanced trainer
Service: 	Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF)
Crew:           two
Armament:       one fixed forward-firing 7.7mm machine gun 
Reference: 	Francillon: 486 

        Length:         25' 9.05" (7.85 m)
        Height:         n/a
        Wingspan:       37' 8.75" (11.5 m)
        Wing area:      n/a
        Empty Weight:   2866 lbs (1300 kg)
        Max Weight:     n/a

        No. of Engines: 1
        Powerplant:     Hitachi Ha-13a radial engine
        Horsepower:     510 hp

        Range:          572 st miles (920 km)
        Cruise Speed:   n/a
        Max Speed:      211 mph (340 km/hr)
        Climb to/in:    n/a
        Ceiling:        n/a
Production:		1329 Ki-79s made in four different variants

For a very nice scale color drawing of this aircraft, see here and here.

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