Inter cooler air outlet?shaba said:is this intended to be an advanced development of the ki-83 note the nacale is very different.http://pixiv.blogimg.jp/damarin/imgs/7/d/7de688aa.jpg
They're windows indeed. It's the second crewman's station.windswords said:On some of the drawings it looks like their is a set of 3 or so small windows on the fuselage between the canopy and the Hinomaru (national marking - red "meatball"). Does anyone know it is in fact windows and what its purpose is?
J6K was the Kawanishi Jinpu (but was not proceeded with)redstar72 said:Yes, I know about Tenrai, and this is the main reason for number "5" as for me! Ki 83 was twin-engined fighter conceptually similar to the Tenrai, while the last was rather unsuccessful (only 597 km/h maximum speed, instead of 660 km/h required by specification, etc.); so, it could seem logical if the Navy would decide to cancel Tenrai and replace it with Ki 83 - in this case, naturally, Ki 83 would become J5M1... And I think, "8" and "9" numbers were allocated to rocket and jet projects / prototypes. In some sources, the Kikka is mentioned as J9N1.
Perhaps the nicely streamlined installation, with wooden radome, of the Aichi S1A1?T-50 said:I'm curious if there was an radar equipped Ki-83,if so which radar or antennae type was planned for this beautiful aircraft.
There's precedent for duplication of the ordinal number where the aircraft were developed to the same requirement or were otherwise related:SaturnCanuck said:[snip]redstar72 said:Yes, I know about Tenrai, and this is the main reason for number "5" as for me! [snip]
So, being as the designations were used and never cancelled, that leaves J9N1. However, if the Kikka was allocated a short designation, then the Ki-83 would have predated it, so the Kikka would have been J10N.
That's my take on it, but I want to hear other opinions..........