Ki-33 file photo [13948]


ManufacturerMitsubishi Heavy Industries
Primary RoleFighter


ww2dbaseIn response to a 1935 request by the Japanese Army for a new monoplane fighter design, Mitsubishi developed the Ki-33. The design was essentially a upgraded version of the older Ki-18 design. Two prototype aircraft were built in mid-1936. Trials were held between the Ki-33 design and rival designs from Kawasaki and Nakajima from Nov 1936 until the spring of 1937. The Nakajima Ki-27 design was ultimately chosen, thus Mitsubishi would cancel the Ki-33 project altogether.

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MachineryOne Nakajima Ha-1-Ko radial engine rated at 745hp
Armament2x7.7mm fixed forward Type 89 machine guns
Span11.00 m
Length7.54 m
Height3.19 m
Wing Area17.80 m
Weight, Empty1,132 kg
Weight, Maximum1,462 kg
Speed, Maximum474 km/h
Rate of Climb14.04 m/s


Ki-33 prototype fighter at rest, mid-1936

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Ki-33 prototype fighter at rest, mid-1936

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