Tachikawa Ki-36 & Ki-55

The Tachikawa Ki-36 was a Japanese army co-operation/fighter aircraft of World War II.

It was a two-seat, low-wing monoplane with a single piston engine and fixed, tailwheel-type undercarriage.

The Tachikawa Ki-55 was a Japanese advanced trainer.

Variants

Ki-36 

Co-Operation/Fighter Version.

Ki-55

Two-seat advanced trainer version.

Ki-72

An evolved version with a 600-hp (447-kW) Hitachi Ha-38 engine and retractable undercarriage.

Not built.

Specifications

KI-36

Crew

2

Length

8 m (26 ft 3 in)

Wingspan

11.8 m (38 ft 9 in)

Height

3.64 m (11 ft 11 in)

Wing area

20 m2 (220 sq ft)

Airfoil

Root

NACA 23014;

Tip

NACA 23006

Empty weight

1,247 kg (2,749 lb)

Gross weight

1,660 kg (3,660 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Hitachi Ha13a (Army Type 98 450hp Air Cooled Radial) 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine,

380 kW (510 hp) for take-off

350 kW (470 hp) at 1,700 m (5,577 ft)

Performance

Maximum speed

348 km/h (216 mph, 188 kn)

Cruise speed

235 km/h (146 mph, 127 kn)

Range

1,235 km (767 mi, 667 nmi)

Service ceiling

8,150 m (26,740 ft)

Time to altitude

3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 6 minutes 39 seconds

Wing loading

83 kg/m2 (17 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass

0.23 kW/kg (0.14 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns

One fixed, forward-firing 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 89 machine gun,

One flexible 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 89 machine gun in the rear cockpit.

Bombs

Up to 350 kg (772 lb) external bomb load.

 

 

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