Mitsubishi Ki-83

The Mitsubishi Ki-83 was a Japanese experimental long range heavy fighter designed near the end of World War II.

It did not reach production status.

Variants

Ki-83

Experimental long-range heavy fighter, four prototypes built.

Ki-95

Projected reconnaissance version, none built.

Ki-103

Projected development, none built.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

12.5 m (41 ft 0 in)

Wingspan

15.5 m (50 ft 10 in)

Height

4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)

Wing area

33.5 m2 (361 sq ft)

Empty weight

5,980 kg (13,184 lb)

Gross weight

8,795 kg (19,390 lb)

Max take-off weight

9,430 kg (20,790 lb)

Powerplant

2 × Mitsubishi Ha-43 Ru (Ha211) 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 1,600 kW (2,200 hp) each for take-off

1,544 kW (2,070 hp) at 1,000 m (3,281 ft)

1,439 kW (1,930 hp) at 5,000 m (16,404 ft) and 6,400 m (20,997 ft)

1,283 kW (1,720 hp) at 9,500 m (31,168 ft)

Propellers

4-bladed constant-speed propellers

Performance

Maximum speed

704.5 km/h (437.8 mph, 380.4 kn) at 9,000 m (29,528 ft)

655 km/h (407 mph; 354 kn) at 5,000 m (16,404 ft)

Cruise speed

450 km/h (280 mph, 240 kn) at 4,000 m (13,123 ft)

Range

1,953 km (1,214 mi, 1,055 nmi)

Ferry range

3,500 km (2,200 mi, 1,900 nmi)

Service ceiling

12,660 m (41,540 ft)

Time to altitude

10,000 m (32,808 ft) in 10 minutes

Wing loading

263 kg/m2 (54 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass

0.35 kW/kg (0.21 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns

2× 30 mm Ho-155 cannon (60 rpg ) and 2× 20 mm Ho-5 cannon (160 rpg ) cannon mounted in the fuselage nose.

 

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