Tachikawa Ki-70

Specifications

1st Flight 1943

Crew: 3

Length: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)

Wingspan: 17.8 m (58 ft 5 in)

Height: 3.46 m (11 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 43 m2 (460 sq ft)

Empty weight: 5,895 kg (12,996 lb)

Gross weight: 9,855 kg (21,727 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 10,700 kg (23,589 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Mitsubishi Ha-104M (Army Type 4 1,900hp Air Cooled Radial) 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 1,400 kW (1,900 hp) each for take-off

1,350 kW (1,810 hp) at 2,200 m (7,218 ft)

1,201 kW (1,610 hp) at 6,100 m (20,013 ft)

Propellers: 4-bladed constant-speed metal propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 647 km/h (402 mph, 349 kn) at 5,400 m (17,717 ft)

Cruise speed: 490 km/h (300 mph, 260 kn) at 5,400 m (17,717 ft)

Range: 2,480 km (1,540 mi, 1,340 nmi)

Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,000 ft)

Time to altitude: 5,000 m (16,404 ft) in 5 minutes

Wing loading: 229.2 kg/m2 (46.9 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.2884 kW/kg (0.1754 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns: 1x 12.7 mm (0.500 in) MG, 1x 7.7 mm (0.303 in) MG

Variants

3 Prototypes built.

The Tachikawa Ki-70 “Clara” was a high speed photo reconnaissance aircraft that was tested for the Japanese Air Force in prototype form but never entered production.

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