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Tachikawa Ki-74 and it's unbuilt variants

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Hi! Cockpit structure taken from the nose and front wind shield.
You can see offset wind shield and reinforcement bar to withstand cockpit inner pressure in the first picture.
Cabin pressurising air was intercooler cooling air (after cooling hot air).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachikawa_Ki-74
 

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Wow blacktkite!!! Fantastic detail on this plane.

Thanks a lot!!!
 

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Hi Alcides san! Thank you for your attention. I will give you some more information about Ki-74. Please wait.
Source : Gakken "大戦末期 航空決戦兵器 (Late war aerial battle weapons)" ISBN4-05-604536-4
I think that the technology which applied to the Ki-74 was very useful for Fugaku design at the day.
Nakajima asked Tachikawa to deliver pressurized cabin technology for Ki-87Ⅱdesign.
 

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Great pictures Balckkite-san! I believe that picture 3 of your first post is the only known photograph of the finished Ki-74 cockpit.
 

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Fascinating collection of photos — some quite rare — of an ugly but so fascinating type! Thanks a lot for this treasure.
 

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Hi,


the Tachikawa Ki-74 in detail for front section.


http://deuxiemeguerremondia.forumactif.com/t4140p30-quizz-cet-avion-a-trouver
 

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Thanks a lot my dear hesham.
Ki-74's engine was turbo charged Nakajima HA-211ru Homare with forced cooling fan. ;)
Also Ki-74 had a pressurized cabin and remote controled tail turret. Ki-74 was a very advanced aircraft in Japan at the day.
Nakajima aircraft asked Tachikawa to deliver pressurized cabin technology for Fugaku bomber.
I imagine that Nakajima also asked Tachikawa to deliver remote control turret technology for Fugaku bomber,too.
 

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Oh engines are running. :eek: Tail shape looks like B-17.
 

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What do the labels LG, LM, ACG, M, SM, CM mean?
 

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A sight and shooting of a tail remote machine gun were Leonard system through a self synchronizing motor.
ACG : AC generator?
SM : Self synchronizing motor?
M : Motor?
CM : Charge motor?
LG : Some kind of generator?
LM : Some kind of electric equipment?
Someone please help me. :-[

砲架 : Saddle and body、照準架 : Sighter body、照準器 : Sight、発射電磁石 : Firing Electromagnet、引鉄 : Trigger、主配電盤 : Main Switchboard、継電器 : Rejay、発射 : Firing、運転 : Operation、操縦器 : Controls、修正装置 : Compensator

Perhaps
SM1 : Turning control motor
SM2 : Turning control motor
SM3 : Elevation control motor
SM4 : Elevation control motor
LM1 : Turning movement limitation circuit breaker
LM2 : Turning angle transmitter
LM3 : Elevation movement limitation circuit breaker
LM4 : Elevation angle transmitter
LG1,LG2 : ?
 

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LM could stand for linear motor. Why would the abbreviations be in English? ???
 

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Winston said:
LM could stand for linear motor. Why would the abbreviations be in English? ???
Perhaps because Japanese didn't have the required words and once established in the Japanese industry, the abbreviations just followed on?
 

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Kadija_Man said:
Winston said:
LM could stand for linear motor. Why would the abbreviations be in English? ???
Perhaps because Japanese didn't have the required words and once established in the Japanese industry, the abbreviations just followed on?
Good guess! Thanks.
I tried to translate these Japanese Kanji into English.

Source : ISBN4-05-604536-4 ”The Pacific War last years Air decisive battle weapon” Gakken, 15/11/2006

寫眞第一圖 : No.1 picture
砲架 : Saddle and body、發射電磁石: Firing Electromagnet、平行傅動桿 : Parallel transmission rod、旋回歯車装置 : Turning gear、旋回角度発信器 : Turning angle transmitter、旋回操縦電動機 : Turning motor、俯仰角度発信器 : angle of elevation transmitter、装填電動機 : Charging motor、装填用歯車装置 Charging geae、砲側接續筐 : Gun side connection steel case、

寫眞第二圖 : No.2 picture
駐退器 : Recoil brake、揺架 : Cradle、俯仰歯車機構: Elevation gear mechanism、旋回俯仰操縦電動機 Turning Elevation control motor

寫眞第三圖 : No.3 picture
俯仰歯車装置及運動制限開閉器 : Elevation gear and movement limitation circuit breaker、操作盤 : Control panel、旋回操縦電動機 : Turning control motor、電動発電機 : Electric drive generator

寫眞第四圖 : No.4 picture
照準機 : Sight、俯仰操縦電動機 : Elevation control motor、旋回歯車装置及運動制限開閉器 : Turning gear and movement limitation circuit breaker 、平行傅動桿: Parallel transmission rod、俯仰及旋回角度指示器 : Elevation angle and turning angle indicator、眼鏡 : Spectacles、距離調定輪 : Distance settlement ring?、眼鏡修正器 : Spectacles compensator、操縦器 : Controls
 

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Hi!
1. Bomber seat, 2. Bombing controller, 3. Ten-type bombing sight, 4. Bomber seat switchboard, 5. Astronomical observation window, 6. Small aerial camera
7. Bomber pillow, 8. Bomber seat, 9. Pitot tube, 10. Autopilot, 11. Sextant, 12. Cockpit main instrument panel, 13. Pilot seat, 14. Engine control lever
15. Rudder operation handle, 16. Cockpit switchboard, 17. Fuel cock control lever, 18. Engine control lever, 19. Main switchboard, 20. Vice pilot instrument panel
21. Co-pilot seat, 22. Antenna support, 23. Antenna, 24. Tail gun gun sight, 25. Crew exit, 26. Oil storage tank, 27. Radio operator desk, 28. Long-distance radio
29. Short-distance radio, 30. Frame type antenna, 31. Bomb bay door, 32. Direction detector receiver, 33. Pressurizer operation panel,
34. Pressure chamber rear end door, 35. Passenger doorway, 36. Bomb bay open / close motor, 37. Oxygen cylinder, 38. Automatic aerial camera,
39. Hanging antenna twine, 40. Hanging antenna post, 41. Tail wheel, 42. Tail leg cushion, 43. Tail wheel storage position, 44.12.7mm machine gun magazine,
45.12.7 mm machine gun (Ho103), 46. Inter cooler, 47. air filter, 48. Third fuel tank, 49. Lubricating oil tank, 50. Main wing girder, 51. First fuel tank inlet,
52. Second fuel tank inlet, 53. Third fuel tank inlet, 54. Auxiliary injection tank
55. Second fuel tank, 56. Lubricating oil tank inlet, 57. Main wheel storage position, 58. Main leg storage position, 59. Main wheel,
60. Inner and outer wing main girder fittings 61. Aileron correction tab, 62. Flap, 63. Inner aileron, 64. Outer aileron, 65. Fourth fuel tank,
66. Forth fuel tank inlet, 67. Fifth fuel tank, 68. Fifth fuel tank inlet, 69. Wing tip light 70. Cascade light, 71. Wing tip cover, 72. Rudder
73. Rudder correction tab, 74. Elevator, 75. Elevator correction tab
ki74-2.jpg
 
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