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Kyushu Hikoki K.K.

Kyushu Hikoki K.K. (Kyushu Airplane Co Ltd) designed the K11W trainer and the innovative Q1W "Lorna" antisubmarine patrol aircraft and was working on an even more innovative canard fighter when the war ended. Kyushu also produced the E13A "Jake" and E14Y "Glen" seaplanes and the A5M "Claude" fighter under license. The company was also a major manufacturer of aircraft wheels. Production took place at three small factories near Fukuoka, and three more factories were build during the war.

From 1941 to 1945, Kyushu produced a total of 2620 airframes, of which 1507 were combat aircraft.

References

Francillon (1979)



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