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Offline Maveric

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Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« on: May 09, 2008, 01:35:05 pm »
Hi all,

found this pics from japanese gliders of the WW2. Can you give a identification?
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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 05:12:25 pm »
On pictures 02 and 03 there are definitely famous German Lippish SG.38 (Schulgleiter 1938 year).

This robust and simple glider was built in several countries including Japan.

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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 11:49:45 pm »
02&03 are not SG 38 ,but an original design inspired by the famous Grunau 9 .

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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 12:37:43 am »
No 5 is identified page 75 of "AIR PICTORIAL" march 1959 as :
Mizuno Hikari 6-2 trainer glider,model 11 .

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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 04:41:46 am »
...so richard, I believe the pic no.7 is the same glider.
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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 10:27:53 am »
I agree
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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008, 01:07:54 am »
N4 is the Ku-3 built by the Kayaba Mfg Co. First flight on Feb., 11, 1941;
N8 is the HK-1 built by the Itoh Aircraft Co. First flight on Dec., 15, 1938,
Those two tailless gliders were designed by Prof. Hidemasa Kimura

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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008, 03:04:59 am »
Great Retrofit,

do you have also some technical data for both planes...

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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008, 05:38:21 am »
I have just found the following specs:

HK-1: Span 10m, Area 14m2, Length 3,5m, Empty weight 203kg
Ku-3: Span 16m, Length  6m

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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2009, 01:49:02 am »
Hi guys

I am searching for any graphics and information on the following Japanese WW2 gliders?

Itoh C.6
Itoh D.1 (2 seater)
Hikari Rokko 1 (2 Seater)
Hikari Rokko 2
Hikari (2 Seater)
Mizuno Hikari 6-2 trainer glider, model 11
Mayeda Rokko 1
Sotoh T.C
Nippon Ohtori
Nippon  Washi (2 Seater)
Mizuno 301type Soarer.
Fukuda HT-3 (glider version Hitachi HT-3F)
Fukuda Ku 9
Kokusai Ku 8 "Gander" Army Type 4 Large Transport Glider
Kokusai Ku-7 "Buzzard"
Maeda Ku 10
Maeda Ku-6 Sora-Sha
Mizuno 202
Nihon Kogata Chikara
Nihon Kogata K-14 Kirigamine
Nihon Kogata K-16
Nihon Kogata Ku-11
Nihon Kogata MXJ1 K-15 Wakakusa 17-shi Basic Training Glider
Fukuda Ki 23 (Hikari 6-I)
Tachikawa Ki 24 (Stamer Lippisch Schulgleiter SG 38???)
Tachikawa Ki 25
Yokoi Ku 13 Shusui
Yokosuka MXY3 (target glider)
Yokosuka MXY5
Yokosuka MXY6 (evaluation for Kyushu J7W Shinden)
 
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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2009, 06:17:36 am »
Yokosuka MXY6 info ...

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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2009, 09:58:47 am »
Here's a few photos I found at NARA II over the past few months, mainly in the US Navy files.

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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2009, 12:41:07 pm »
Some info from J.E.Mrazek "Kampfsegler im 2.Weltkrieg" (Assault gliderr in WW II),
data in german, sorry, but by your user name, I would suggest, you can read and
speak german, can't you ?   ;)
(Photo of the Ku-8 is was the same in the mentioned book, as posted by Searay)
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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2009, 12:42:20 pm »
... and two more:
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Re: Japanese Gliders and Assault Gliders
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2009, 01:15:57 pm »
Here is the Kūgishō MXY8 which was to be built for the IJA as the Yokoi Ku-13.

From Wikipedia.