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Ki-79, Japanese Trainer


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Mansyu Ki-79a


 Specifications:


Crew
1

Dimensions

37’9” by 25’9” by 9’2”
11.5m by 7.85m by 3.25m

Weight

2866 lbs empty
1300 kg empty

Maximum speed      

211 mph
340 km/h

Power plant

One 510 hp (380 kW) Hitachi Ha-13a nine-cylinder radial engine

Armament

1 Type 89 0.303 machine guns in fuselage

Range

572 miles (920 km)
Production
A total of 1329 of all models from 1943. The c and d models were just entering production in August 1945.
Variants
The Ki-79b was a two seat version.
The Ki-79c was a single seat version using a Hitachi [Ha-23] 22 engine and partial wooden construction.
The Ki-79d was a two seat version using a Hitachi [Ha-23] 22 engine and partial wooden construction.


The Ki-79 was Mansyu's own design, though derived from the Ki-27 "Nate". It was an advanced trainer that came in both single and twin tandem seat versions. Though all versions had the same basic airframe, the c and d models used some wood in their construction to save scarce raw materials.

References

Francillon (1979)

Rickard (2011; accessed 2012-5-14)


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