Mitsubishi J8M / KI-200

Specifications

1st Flight 1945

J8M1 / J8M2 / Ki-200

Manufacturer – Mitsubishi Jukogyo K.K

Type – Interceptor

Crew – 1

Span – 9.50 m (31 ft) 9.47 m (31 ft)

Length – 6.03 m (20 ft) 5.88 m (19 ft)

Height – 2.68 m (9 ft) 2.68 m (9 ft)

Wing area – 17.72 m2 (191 sq ft) 17.69 m2 (190 sq ft)

Wing loading – 219.22 kg/m2 (44.9 lb/ft2) 219.70 kg/m2 (45 lb/ft2) 

Empty weight – 1,445 kg (3,186 lb) 1,510 kg (3,329 lb) 1,505 kg (3,318 lb)

Loaded – 3,000 kg (6,614 lb) 3,650 kg (8,047 lb)

Maximum – 3,870 kg (8,532 lb) 3,900 kg (8,598 lb) 3,870 kg (8,532 lb)

Useful load – 1,545 kg (3,406 lb) 2,140 kg (4,718 lb)     

Fuel capacity –

T-Stoff = 1,181 l (260 imp gal)

C-Stoff = 522 l (115 imp gal)

Armament –

Guns – 2x Type 5 30mm cannon, 2x Type 5 30mm cannon, 2x Ho-155 30mm cannon or 2x Ho-5 20mm cannon

Capacity – 53 rounds per gun

Performance-

Powerplant – One Toku-Ro.2 (KR10) bi-fuel rocket motor developing 1,500 kg (3,307 lb) of thrust.

Liquid-propellant –    

T-Stoff = 80% Hydrogen Peroxide + 20% Oxyquinoline and Pyrophosphates

C-Stoff = 30% Hydrazine Hydrate + 70% Methanol, Water and Potassium – Copper Cyanides

Max speed – 900 km/h (559 mph) at 10,000 m (32,808 ft)

Cruise speed – 699 km/h (434 mph) 351 km/h (218 mph)

Landing speed – 150 km/h (93 mph)            

Range – 3 min 06 seconds of powered flight, 2 min 30 seconds of powered flight

Max range – 5 min 30 seconds of powered flight, 7 min of powered flight.

Climb – 2,000 m (6,562 ft) in 40 seconds

4,000 m (13,123 ft) in 2 minutes 08 seconds

8,000 m (26,247 ft) in 3 minutes 08 seconds

10,000 m (32,808 ft) in 3 minutes 50 seconds               

10,000 m (32,808 ft) in 3 minutes 40 seconds

Rate of climb – 43.47 m/s (8,557 ft/min), 45.45 m/s (8,947 ft/min)

Ceiling – 12,000 m (39,370 ft)

Variants

Ki-200 – An interceptor variant for the IJAAS, almost identical to the IJNAS J8M

J8M1 – 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.

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