Ki-36 file photo [15646]

Ki-36

CountryJapan
ManufacturerTachikawa Aircraft Company Limited
Primary RoleOther
Maiden Flight20 April 1938

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe Ki-36 liaison aircraft designed by Tachikawa Aircraft Company Limited defeated a rival design, Ki-35 by Mitsubishi, to become Japanese Army's Type 98 Direct Co-operation Aircraft. Production began in Nov 1938 in Japan; 1,334 examples were built by the time production ceased in Jan 1944. The Manshu Aircraft Company in the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo in northeastern China also built a number of examples. Ki-36 aircraft first saw service in China, where they were proven to be reliable aircraft, so much so that the Ki-55 advanced trainer design would subsequently spawn from the Ki-36 design. By the time the Pacific War began, however, Ki-36 aircraft began to show signs of obsolescence, vulnerable to the more modern Allied fighters. Toward the end of the war, most of the Ki-36 aircraft were relocated to China where they saw less aerial opposition, while a small number of them were modified with externally-mounted 500-kilogram bombs to serve as special attack aircraft.

ww2dbaseThe Allied code name for the Ki-36 design was "Ida"; this name was shared with the Ki-55 advanced trainer design.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Aug 2012

Ki-36 Timeline

20 Apr 1938 The Ki-36 liaison aircraft took its first flight.

SPECIFICATIONS

Ki-36
MachineryOne Hitachi Army Type 98 Ha-13a 9-cyl air-cooled radial engine rated at 510hp
Armament1x7.7mm forward Type 89 machine gun, 1x7.7mm flexible Type 89 machine gun, up to 150kg of bombs
Crew2
Span11.80 m
Length8.00 m
Height3.64 m
Wing Area20.00 m
Weight, Empty1,247 kg
Weight, Loaded1,660 kg
Speed, Maximum348 km/h
Speed, Cruising235 km/h
Service Ceiling8,150 m
Range, Normal1,235 km

Photographs

Captured Ki-36 aircraft with Chinese markings, 1930sKi-36 aircraft at rest, date unknownKi-36 aircraft at rest, date unknownKi-36 aircraft in flight over an airfield, date unknown
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