The J4M1 Senden (Flashing Lightning) was a design meant to provide the Navy with a high-performance interceptor fighter. It was projected that its Mitsubishi MK9D engine driving a four-blade pusher propeller would enable it to reach 437mph. It would have been armed with one 30mm cannon and two 20mm cannon. The design, however, was abandoned in favor of the Kyushu J7W1 Shinden aircraft.
Mitsubishi J4M1 Senden
Type: Hi-performance interceptor Fighter Service: Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF) Crew: Pilot Armament: one 30mm cannon two 20mm cannons Reference: Francillon: 491 Specifications: (not available - aircraft never built)
For nice scale color drawings of this aircraft, see here and here. Additional info and artwork of this aircraft here and here. Additional color schemes for this aircraft can be found here.
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