Tachikawa Ki-17

Specifications

1st Flight 1935

Crew: 2

Length: 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)

Wingspan: 9.82 m (32 ft 3 in)

Height: 2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)

Wing area: 26.02 m2 (280.1 sq ft)

Empty weight: 618 kg (1,362 lb)

Gross weight: 900 kg (1,984 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Hitachi Ha12 (Army Type 95 150hp Air Cooled Radial) 7-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 110 kW (150 hp) for take-off

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch wooden propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 170 km/h (110 mph, 92 kn)

Cruise speed: 130 km/h (81 mph, 70 kn)

Endurance: 3 hours 27 minutes

Service ceiling: 5,300 m (17,400 ft)

Wing loading: 34.6 kg/m2 (7.1 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.125 kW/kg (0.076 hp/lb)

Variants

The Ki-17 was introduced to service as the Army Type 95-3 Basic Grade Trainer Model A under the former aircraft naming nomenclature system.

Tachikawa manufactured 560[3] Ki-17s between 1936 and 1943 and the type saw service with the Army Air Academy and flight training schools.

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