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Hikari Aircraft Engine

The Nakajima Hikari ("Light") was an air-cooled nine-cylinder radial engine derived from the Kotobuki by increasing bore and stroke to the maximum practical limits of the cylinders (16cm bore, 18 cm stroke for 32.6 liters displacement).

Model
Horsepower
Wattage
1
730 hp (takeoff)
 670hp (11,485 feet)
544 kW (takeoff)
500 kW (3500m)
2
700 hp
522 kW

The Hikari was used in the B4Y "Jean" and D1A "Susie".

References

Classic Aeroplane Museum (accessed 2009-4-11)
Francillon (1979)
Gunston (2006)



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