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Offline Justo Miranda

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Ki-115-II
« on: April 14, 2012, 03:18:22 pm »
Real or fake?

Offline royabulgaf

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Re: Ki-115-II
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 04:07:28 pm »
Fake.  Why does it need retractable landing gear?

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Re: Ki-115-II
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 04:43:40 pm »
No doubt it's a after war work. The drawer of this picture said so. ;D
There were three plans for Ki-115.
They were 甲(kou), 乙(otsu) and trainer version.
Otsu had wooden big wing and forward moved cockpit for good view. Only planned. (Kou's wing span: 8.6m, Otsu's  wing span: 9.72m)
The trainer version had small wings at the trailing edge of the wing to improve take off and landing performance.
Ki-115's control performance was very poor for Japanese beginner pilot at the day.

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/airplane/museum/nakajima/speck.html

https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E4%B8%AD%E5%B3%B6+%E3%82%AD-115&hl=ja&pwst=1&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=7wuKT8jsEouNmQXLv5jvCQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CA0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=675

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/tsmc/net/page_thumb105.html
« Last Edit: April 15, 2012, 03:53:58 am by blackkite »

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Re: Ki-115-II
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 07:59:16 am »
The source seems http://www.warbirds.jp/kakuki/kaksei/ki115-2.htm
 (the kakuki collection is a great collection of fakes, including many twin-boomers presented in my book "The end of Forked Ghosts")
Translated in English, this page is :
http://translate.google.fr/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.warbirds.jp%2Fkakuki%2Fkaksei%2Fki115-2.htm

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Re: Ki-115-II
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 07:07:31 pm »
Thanks Tophe!

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Re: Ki-115-II
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 10:05:04 am »
It's curious, but this "Ki-115-II" looks much like monoplane version of one unrealized Borovkov/Florov biplane fighter project:
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