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kawasaki ki-66 and their variants
« on: March 04, 2013, 01:14:19 pm »
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_kawasaki_ki-66.html

It was a dive bomber and there was a fighter variant kawasaki ki-66 II

If anyone have more of this ....  ::)
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Re: kawasaki ki-66 and their variants
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 10:42:28 pm »
Hi! Ki-66 pictures.

Type : Dive bomber
Armament : 2 x 12,7mm Ho-103 MG, 2 x 7,7mm Type 89 MG, 500kg bombload
Engine : 2 x Nakajima Ha-115 14-cyl radial 1360hp each
Weight : Empty 4100kg - Take off 5750kg
Crew : 2
Maximum Speed : 535km/h
Year of construction : 1942
Quantity : 6
User : The IJA                                       
Manufacturer : Kawasaki Kokuki Kogyo KK
 
http://japaneseaircraft.devhub.com/blog/775633-kawasaki-ki-66/
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Re: kawasaki ki-66 and their variants
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 01:26:55 pm »
Hi ackkite san
this aircraft is a real Kawasaki produckt,it shares many features with its stable mates as the ki-45 Toryu and the ki-96 and ki-102 Randy
I believe they build only one proto type but im not sure.
Its a nice looking aircraft but as dive bomber ? no it looks for me to large to serve as a swift dive bomber.
I personally prefere this role to the Kawanishi Judy ore Aichi D3A Vall,maybe the ki-66 was a better scout or B-29 destroyer
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Re: kawasaki ki-66 and their variants
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 02:10:15 pm »
... I believe they build only one proto type but im not sure...

There were six Ki-66 prototypes. Does anyone know if the Ki-66-Ic prototype was a Ki-66a conversion like the Ki-66-Ib?

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Re: kawasaki ki-66 and their variants
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 03:54:32 pm »
Hi ackkite san
this aircraft is a real Kawasaki produckt,it shares many features with its stable mates as the ki-45 Toryu and the ki-96 and ki-102 Randy
I believe they build only one proto type but im not sure.
Its a nice looking aircraft but as dive bomber ? no it looks for me to large to serve as a swift dive bomber.
I personally prefere this role to the Kawanishi Judy ore Aichi D3A Vall,maybe the ki-66 was a better scout or B-29 destroyer
friendly greetings
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Re: kawasaki ki-66 and their variants
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 03:55:50 pm »
... I believe they build only one proto type but im not sure...

There were six Ki-66 prototypes. Does anyone know if the Ki-66-Ic prototype was a Ki-66a conversion like the Ki-66-Ib?
What a detailed and high class question. :o
The IJA did not satisfy the maximum speed of Ki-66(535km/h), because itís only 40km/h faster than  existing 99-shiki-1(Ki-48) twin engine light bomber. So Ki-66-, which had HA-315(take off power : 1360hp), estimated maximum speed 600km/h(6000m), was planned. The design of Ki-66-, which had nose Ho-5 cannon, began in April in1944, 3 prototypes were planned to manufacture. But at the time, Ki-48-otsu, which had dive brake, was completed, marked 50 degree dive, satisfied the IJAís requirement. The IJA decided to terminate the development of Ki-66- and Ki-66- in October 1944.
Source : All the Experimental Aircraft in Japanese Army by Minoru Akimoto
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