Mitsubishi Ka-8

The Mitsubishi Ka-8 or Mitsubishi Experimental 8-Shi Two-seat Fighter was a prototype Japanese two-seat carrier-based fighter of the 1930s.

Two were built, but no production followed.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

7.39 m (24 ft 3 in)

Wingspan

10.0 m (32 ft 10 in)

Height

3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)

Wing area

26 m2 (280 sq ft)

Airfoil

NACA M-12

Empty weight

1,153 kg (2,542 lb)

Gross weight

1,700 kg (3,748 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Nakajima Kotobuki 2 nine-cylinder radial engine, 430 kW (580 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

286 km/h (178 mph, 155 kn) at 3,000 m (9,800 ft)

Armament

Guns

2× fixed forward firing 7.7 mm machine guns

1× flexibly mounted 7.7 mm machine gun in rear cockpit.

 

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