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Hitachi Kokuki K.K. (Hitachi Aircraft Co Ltd) was Japan's third leading
manufacturer of aircraft
engines. These were mostly low-power designs for small
trainer aircraft and included the Amakaze (Tempu), Ha-11, Ha-12, Ha-13, Ha-26, and Ha-42. Hitachi
also produced the Nakajima
Sakae under license.
Most were produced at the engine casting plant at Kawasaki.
Hitachi also produced trainer aircraft. The K2Y2, K5Y1, K9W1, and A6M2-K were produced at the Omori, Tachikawa, Haneda, and Chiba plants. The Kawasaki and Chiba plants were modern facilities completed in 1939.
From 1941 to 1945, Hitachi produced a total of 1783 airframes and 13,571 aircraft engines.
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