CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Mar 11, 2006
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Hi Jens!Jemiba said:Thanks blackkite !
This looks like the type of aircraft, that can be expected as the desperate
last-ditch weapon, it actually was.
There are a lot of other drawings around, some designated as "Mizuno Shinryu II",
but many just as "Mizuno Shinryu", showing a canard type. Is this really a further
development, or just a wrong drawing ?
Perhaps oily skid. ;DJemiba said:Indeed, that's the one, which is called "Mizuno Shinryu" on some sites.
What makes me wonder are the skids. Wouldn't it have been launched
from a ramp, too ?
Do you know how to take off?windswords said:The skids can only be for landing, leading some to speculate that this was not a shimpu aircraft like the Jinryu.
chuck4 said:It seems to me that once this aircraft were to descend to a reasonale altitude for ground straifing or rocket attack, say 1000 feet, it could hardly glide more than 2-3 miles after that, unless it were to have some form of sustainer propulsion. It seems implausible that any airfield can operate within 2 miles of the enermy front line.
So there seems to be no way this plane could be retreived for reuse, unless it has some sustainer propulsion. Otherwise it has to be a suicide aircraft.
windswords said:I saw those figures too. Perhaps it is a misprint and the figures should be for the Jinryu (aka Shinryu I) and not the Shinryu II.