Mitsubishi Ki-83

Specifications

1st Flight 1944

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 takeoff 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

Variants

Ki-83 experimental long-range heavy fighter, four prototypes built.

Ki-95 projected reconnaissance version, none built.

Ki-103 projected development, none built.

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