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
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?
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.
SaturnCanuck said: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..........