|Manufacturer||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
|Maiden Flight||18 November 1944|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseDesigned by Mitsubishi's Tomio Kubo, the Ki-83 long range heavy fighter was the result of a 1943 request by the Japanese military. The first of four prototype aircraft took flight in late 1944 with great promise, but by the time the design was ready to enter production, the war was over. Because the Americans had not learned of this aircraft, no codename was given.
Last Major Revision: Dec 2011
|18 Nov 1944Â||The Ki-83 heavy fighter took its first flight.|
|Machinery||Two Mitsubishi Ha-211 Ru (Ha-43) 18-cyl air-cooled radial engines rated at 2,070hp each|
|Armament||2x30mm cannon, 2x20mm cannon|
|Wing Area||33.50 mÂ²|
|Weight, Empty||5,980 kg|
|Weight, Loaded||8,795 kg|
|Weight, Maximum||9,430 kg|
|Speed, Maximum||705 km/h|
|Speed, Cruising||450 km/h|
|Service Ceiling||12,600 m|
|Range, Normal||1,953 km|
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