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)
Type: advanced trainer Service: Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) Crew: two Armament: one fixed forward-firing 7.7mm machine gun Reference: Francillon: 486 Specifications: 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 Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Hitachi Ha-13a radial engine Horsepower: 510 hp Performance: 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
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