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Nakajima Ki-62 light fighter

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Ki-62 fighter was a light fighter plane equipped with an air-cooled engine of which it conceived by the line of investigation which the Japanese army formulated in 1940.
However, the Nakajima airplane which is an order maker of ki-62 fighter was pressed with experimental model modification of the ki-43, and it was difficult to design a new light single seat fighter.
The Hayabusa type2 which was a performance gain type of the ki-43 was interpreted as the ki-62 after all, and the trial production of the ki-62 was stopped.


Source : The IJA aircrafts, Gakken, 15/2/2011, ISBN978-4-05-606220-5
 

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Nakajima ki-62 was a light single seat fighter plane following performance gain type ki-43Ⅱ which was planned by the "line of investigation" which the Japanese army formulated in 1940 and which made the battle for fighter plane the main purpose.
As the demanded performance,
(1) Excellent dog fight performance.
(2) High speed.
(3) Combat radius : 300 km~500 km+1 hour
(4) Armaments :fixed machine gun 2(light-armed)
According to "the research schedule on the kind of next airplane" created by the Japanese army in June, 1940
(1) The target date of No. 1 completion of ki-62 light fighter : February , 1941
(2) The target date of the completion of examination of ki-62 light fighter : March, 1942.
However, the Aviation technology research institute of the IJA recommended that
(1) Ki-62 should install air cooling HA45 engine
(2) The target date of No. 1 completion of ki-62 light fighter should be changed in spring of 1942 and the target date of the completion of examination of ki-62 light fighter should be changed in middle of 1943.

Source : All the Experimental Aircraft in Japanese Army, KANTOSHA MOOK, ISBN978-4-87357-233-8
 
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