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Japans Navy manned flying bomb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohka
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Yokosuka_MXY_7_Ohka
MXY7_Ohka_Cherry_Blossom_Baka_Ohka-14.jpg

there 53 Models proposed !

Type 1-10 ?
Type 11 most build version, 750 Units.
Type 12-20 ?
Type 21 one built.
Type 22 with the Tsu-11, a Campini type thermojet engine, Fifty built.
Type 23-32 ?
Type 33 larger version of Type 22 with Ishikawajima Ne-20 turbojet.
Type 34-42 ?
Type 43A to be launched from submarines,
Type 43B used catapult/rocket assisted version, with folding wings so that it could be hidden in caves.
Type 44-52 ?
Type 53 with Ne-20 turbojet, Towed launch.
Type K-1 Suicide Attack Trainer

here Ohka Type 11 with Floats, towed launch.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3562.0.html

has some one more info about the other Types ?
 

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Wonderfull drawing Justo B)

do i see right the Type 43B Otsu is a Fighter, not a flying bomb ?

the Type 53 is not manned, was this a remote controlled flying bomb ?

this is odd, The Deichselschlepp (towing system) is a German system.
one of the Germans Technology transfer to Japan ?
 

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For the -53- info ,see :Japanese Rammer discussion...
 

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Hi Michel,

Type 43 Otsu is not a fighter. It is a flying bomb launched from a catapult.
Type 53 is not a remote controlled flying bomb. The drawing of type 53 is
from Tadeusz Januszewski's (my friend) Polish book. He tells me that the information
was from a German magazine article. But there is no information of wireless guided
missile version in Japanese source and US reports. So it is considered as
a fantasy created after the war.

Ryusuke


Michel Van said:
Wonderfull drawing Justo B)

do i see right the Type 43B Otsu is a Fighter, not a flying bomb ?

the Type 53 is not manned, was this a remote controlled flying bomb ?

this is odd, The Deichselschlepp (towing system) is a German system.
one of the Germans Technology transfer to Japan ?
 

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thanks for Info ryusuke

the other Types (like 1-10) were studies only and why are so many Gaps between numbers ?
 

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Like other Japanese aircraft, the model was designated by 10 like Model 10, Model 20, Model 30, etc.
So there was no Model 1 or Model 5. They started from Model 11, and if they changed largely, they named it Model 21.
If their change was minor, it would be Model 22, Model 23, etc.

It is my understanding, sorry.

Ryusuke



Michel Van said:
thanks for Info ryusuke

the other Types (like 1-10) were studies only and why are so many Gaps between numbers ?
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
I remember seeing the "Jet Solution 3" in the Luftwaffe 1946 comic.

Ted Nomura version
 

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Justo, yours looking better B)

but that can be, i allergic to Nazi UFO ;D
 

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Many thanks!
Although the Nomura sales ratio to mine is 14000 to 1 :'(
In my opinion, the machine guns of the Ohka 43B were used for self defence only.
All written references on the Ohka 53 mentioned that it was "towed"
 

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Tsu-11 in Ohka(桜花)22 type.
What a terrible plane!! :'(


Ohka11type ; Maximum speed : 648km/h S.L. Flying speed : 370 - 556km/h, Launching altitude : 3500m, Range : 37km
Engine : 4shiki 1 go 20 gata solid rocket engine ×3, total thrust 800kg (burning time 9 seconds), Bomb : 1200kg


Ohka22 type ; Maximum speed : 426km/h, Launching altitude : 4000m, Range : 130km, Engine : Tsu-11 thrust 220kg, Bomb : 600kg
 

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Ohka 43 otsu(乙) type powered by Ne-20 turbo jet engine same as Kikka(橘花) special attack aircraft.
Ohka 43 was a ground launch aircraft(by catapult and solid rocket booster), because it's difficult to access U.S. NAVY carriers by the IJN's low speed bomber which carried Ohka to near carrier region.
I can't find any performance data.

Source : ILLUSTRATED WARPLANE HISTORY, THE X PLANES OF IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY & NAVY, GREEN ARROW TOKYO, 1999


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MONSFUS5iwI
 

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I don't know the performance of version 53 but i suppose ,theorically, was from 596 to less to 643 km/h consideering the surface wings
 

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Many thanks Justo,Airman and windswords!
 

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Hi all!
Some drawings from Czech HPM magazine (History & Plastic Modelling), No.4/1998.
 

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Also from Russian magazine Aviatsiya i Kosmonavtika, No.2/1999 (drawings by Konstantin Kuznetsov).
 

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I've not been able to verify the existence of the Ohka Model 53 in wartime sources. Nevertheless, I don't fully discount that it wasn't an actual version of the Ohka. My reasoning is that while the IJA was investing in the I-Go series (Ki-147, Ki-148, and the I-Go-1-C) of air launched missiles, the IJN had only one, the Funryu 1, and it was a failure. So, with the IJN having the Ohka already in production and proven to work in so far as flying, it would make sense to attempt to modify it with a non-human guidance system as a means to quickly obtain a workable air-to-surface missile.

windswords said:
I heard that 53 was a postwar imaginary version.
 

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No no! Tateyama(館山)
Shimotakida base(下滝田基地)
 

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Few 1945 pics
 

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Another list of pics
 

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