Design of a four-engine bomber with a pressurized cabin and having a radius of action of 2796 st miles with a bomb-load of 8,818 lb was undertaken by Kawasaki in May 1943. Planned production was suspended in February 1945 when tooling was destroyed during a B-29 raid before completion of the prototype. Power-operated turrets housing two 20mm cannon were to be installed, one in the nose, one above the fuselage and two mounted beneath the fuselage. A four-cannon turret was planned for the tail position. (info is from Francillion)
Type: heavy bomber Crew: n/a Armament: see above Reference: Francillon: 484 Specifications: Length: 108' 3.25" (33 m) Height: n/a Wingspan: 157' 5.75" (48 m) Wing area: n/a Empty Weight: n/a Loaded Weight: 127,868 lbs (58,000 kg) Max Weight: n/a Propulsion: No. of Engines: 4 Powerplant: Mitsubishi Ha-124 Ru radial Horsepower: 2500 hp each Performance: Range: 6214 st miles (10,000 km) Cruise Speed: n/a Max Speed: 360 mph (580 km/h) at 32810 ft Climb to/in: n/a Ceiling: n/a
Production: no aircraft constructed
(go to Kawasaki page)
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