Ki-9 file photo [15624]

Ki-9

CountryJapan
ManufacturerTachikawa Aircraft Company Limited
Primary RoleOther
Maiden Flight7 January 1935

Contributor:

ww2dbaseAdopted for service in 1935, the Ki-9 trainer aircraft, designated as the Type 95-1 Medium Grade Trainer Model A, were Japanese Army trainers used for intermediate-level student pilots; a stability issue with the Ki-9 design prevented the aircraft from being used by entry-level students. Production of these aircraft continued through the very end of the war; of the about 2,700 examples built, most (2,395) were built by the Tachikawa Aircraft Company between 1934 and 1942, while smaller firms in Japan and in the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo completing the remainder. A small number of Ki-9 aircraft were fitted with glass canopies for use as transports.

ww2dbaseThe Allied code name for Ki-9 aircraft was "Spruce".

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Jul 2012

Ki-9 Timeline

7 Jan 1935 The prototype Ki-9 trainer aircraft took its first flight.

SPECIFICATIONS

Ki-9
MachineryOne Hitachi Ha-13a radial engine rated at 350hp
Crew2
Span10.32 m
Length7.90 m
Height3.10 m
Wing Area24.50 m
Weight, Empty1,120 kg
Weight, Maximum1,580 kg
Speed, Maximum240 km/h
Speed, Cruising150 km/h
Service Ceiling5,800 m

Photographs

Ki-9 aircraft at rest, date unknownCaptured Ki-9 aircraft at airfield K-1 in South Korea, 1951, photo 1 of 2Captured Ki-9 aircraft at airfield K-1 in South Korea, 1951, photo 2 of 2




Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds




Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code
 

 

Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites




Famous WW2 Quote
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

Winston Churchill, on the RAF