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14-cylinder double-row radial engine with a nominal power rating
1800 horsepower (1342kW), and was essentially a scaled-up Ha-25. It was
also known as the NK7 and as the Ha-103 by the Army, though the
Army never made any operational use of it. The engine was
considered economical on fuel
and had considerable potential for development, but it had some
teething problems. As a result, the Japanese Navy, in an
uncharacteristic effort to economize resources, demanded that
cease production of the engine in favor of more proven designs
the Sakae and Homare. The
thus used only on early models of the B6N"Jill".
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