/ Mitsubishi Ki-46
The Mitsubishi Ki-46 was a twin-engine reconnaissance aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.
Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane
The Shiki designation for the Ki-46 Command Reconnaissance Plane
Army Type 100 Air Defence Fighter
The Shiki designation for the Ki-46 Interceptor Fighter
Army Type 100 Assault Plane
The Shiki designation for the Ki-46 Assault Plane
Reconnaissance version of the Ki-46.
The first operational model of the series.
Ki-46 II KAI
Three-seat training version of the Ki-46.
Used for radio and navigation training, with a redesigned cabin, dorsal echelon extension.
Conversions of the Ki-46 II.
‘Traditional’ stepped windshield replaced with a smooth, curved, glazed panel extended over the pilot’s seat giving a more aerodynamic nose profile.
Engine power increased to 1,500 hp (Ha-112-II), extra fuel tank added in the nose.
interceptor/night fighter version of the Ki-46.
Equipped with two 20 mm cannon in the nose and one 37 mm (1.46 in) cannon in the “Schräge Musik”-style upwards-aimed dorsal frontal position.
Land strike version of the Ki-46, without 37 mm (1.46 in) cannon armament.
Unbuilt design project.
Prototype, equipped with two turbocharged 1,119 kW (1,500 hp) Mitsubishi Ha-112-IIru engines, and more fuel capacity.
Series models of reconnaissance/fighter aircraft, unbuilt design projects.
11 m (36 ft 1 in)
14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
3.88 m (12 ft 9 in)
32 m2 (340 sq ft)
3,263 kg (7,194 lb)
5,050 kg (11,133 lb)
Max take-off weight
5,800 kg (12,787 lb)
2 × Mitsubishi Ha-102 (Army Type 100 1,050hp Air Cooled Radial) 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 810 kW (1,080 hp) each for take-off
787 kW (1,055 hp) at 2,800 m (9,186 ft)
3-bladed constant-speed metal propellers
604 km/h (375 mph, 326 kn) at 5,800 m (19,029 ft)
400 km/h (250 mph, 220 kn) at 4,000 m (13,123 ft)
2,474 km (1,537 mi, 1,336 nmi)
10,720 m (35,170 ft)
Time to altitude
8,000 m (26,247 ft) in 17 minutes 58 seconds
1× 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 89 machine gun flexibly mounted in the rear cockpit (not fitted to all models).
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