Tachikawa Ki-74

The Tachikawa Ki-74 was a Japanese experimental long-range reconnaissance bomber of World War II.

A twin-engine, mid-wing monoplane, it was developed for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service but never deployed in combat.

The Ki-74 was designed for high altitude operation with a pressurized cabin for its crew.

16 aircraft were built.

Specifications

Crew

5

Capacity

9,200 kg (20,300 lb)

Length

17.65 m (57 ft 11 in)

Wingspan

18.6 m (61 ft 0 in)

Height

5.1 m (16 ft 9 in)

Wing area

80 m2 (860 sq ft)

Empty weight

10,200 kg (22,487 lb)

Gross weight

19,400 kg (42,770 lb)

Powerplant

2 × Mitsubishi Ha104 Ru turbo-supercharged 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 1,500 kW (2,000 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed

570 km/h (350 mph, 310 kn)

Cruise speed

400 km/h (250 mph, 220 kn)

Range

8,000 km (5,000 mi, 4,300 nmi)

Service ceiling

12,000 m (39,000 ft)

Wing loading

242.5 kg/m2 (49.7 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass

0.154 kW/kg (0.093 hp/lb; 0.206 hp/kg)

Armament

1 x 12.7 mm (0.500 in) Ho-103 machine gun

1,000 kg (2,200 lb) bomb load.

 

 

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