In 1943 Mansyu undertook design of the Ki-98 single-seat ground attack aircraft. Of twin-boom configuration, it was to be powered by a 2,200 hp turbosupercharged Mitsubishi Ha-211 Ru radial engine mounted in the central nacelle behind the pilot's seat and driving a four-blade propeller. Nose-mounted armament consisted of one 37mm and two 20mm cannon. A prototype was still under construction when Japan surrendered. (source: Francillion)
Type: ground attack aircraft Service: Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) Crew: one Armament: one nose-mounted 30mm cannon two nose-mounted 20mm cannon Reference: Francillon: 486 Specifications: Length: 37' 4.25" (11.4 m) Height: n/a Wingspan: 36' 11.25" (11.26 m) Wing area: n/a Empty Weight: n/a Max Weight: 9921 lbs (4500 kg) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Mitsubishi Ha-211 Ru radial engine Horsepower: 2200 hp Performance: Range: n/a Cruise Speed: n/a Max Speed: 454 mph (730 km/hr) at 32,810 ft (10000 m) Climb to/in: n/a Ceiling: n/a
Production: one prototype was unfinished at war's end
For a very nice scale color drawing of this aircraft, see here.
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