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Offline swallow

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Aichi D3A competition
« on: March 06, 2008, 02:16:18 am »
Hello everyone
Looking for more information of the Aichi D3A Val dive bomber competition with Mitsubishi and Nakajima or the 11-Shi Programme.
Enyone knowing more ?

Source : Aichi D3A1/2 Val  Peter C.Smith

Offline Apophenia

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Re: Aichi D3A competition
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 02:27:54 pm »
The two competitors for 11-shi were the Mitsubishi D3M1 and Nakajima D3N1.

The latter was powered by a 730 hp Nakajima Hakari 1 radial (like the Aichi D3A1 prototype).

Article/photo (attached): Arawasi Magazine (Issue 2, Oct 2005)

Specs from the web (in Czech): http://forum.valka.cz/viewtopic.php/t/30090

Side view & details: http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/str252.htm

No details on the Mitsubishi entry, I'm afraid

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Re: Aichi D3A competition
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 12:22:19 am »
Thank you Apophenia

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Re: Aichi D3A competition
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 12:09:26 am »
Japanese text says that this was a Mitsubishi 11-shi dive bomber D3M1 mockup or strength test model with her design team.
Middle was Jiro Horikoshi. Mitsubishi gave up to develop D3M1 soon because they found that it was impossible to manufacture D3M1 until time limit, and began to develop 12-shi carrier fighter A6M.
source:Maru magazine special edition "JIRO HORIKOSHI WAY OF THE ZERO FIGHTER" in 15/8/2013
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Re: Aichi D3A competition
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 12:22:24 am »
Thank you very much Blackkite.
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Re: Aichi D3A competition
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 02:02:28 am »
Very nice. And also I love the friendly attitude of the workers.

Thanks a lot for sharing, blackkite!

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Re: Aichi D3A competition
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 02:41:13 pm »
So the D3M1 had inverted gull wings? Amyone have any other pics or drawings of this plane?
Frank

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Re: Aichi D3A competition
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 04:34:25 pm »
So the D3M1 had inverted gull wings? Amyone have any other pics or drawings of this plane?
The 11-Shi mock-up appears to have straight wings.
The aircraft illustrated on the magazine cover is the first Mitsubishi Ka-14 prototype built to the 9-Shi specification and is depicted as originally flown with the short-chord cowling, which was later supplanted by a closer fitting, longer chord cowling incorporating fairings for the cylinder rocker arms.

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