The Mitsubishi J8M Shūsui, was a Japanese World War II rocket-powered interceptor aircraft closely based on the German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet.
An interceptor variant for the IJAAS, almost identical to the IJNAS J8M
Rocket-powered interceptor aircraft closely based on the German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet.
J8M2 Shūsui Model 21
Long-range version for Navy, identical to J8M1, but armament reduced to a single 30 mm (1.18 in) cannon.
J8M3 Shūsui Model 22 / Rikugun Ki-202 Shūsui-kai
Long-range version for Army and Navy, with fuselage and wingspan lengthened to 7.10 m (23 ft 3 in) and 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in) respectively, powered by 19.6 kN (4,410 lbf) Tokuro-3, projected maximum speed 900 km/h (560 mph).
Yokosuka MXY-8 Akigusa / Yokoi Ku-13
Training glider using J8M air frame for Navy and Army.
Yokosuka MXY-9 Shuka
Training version using J8M airframe, powered by Tsu-11 Thermojet engine.