Profile Publications No. 82 The Mitsubishi Ki-46

Army Type 100 Air Defence Fighter o f the 16th Dokuritsu Hikotai. Note oblique-mounted 37-mm. H o-203 cannon. (Photo: courtesy Aireview) 2. Army Type 100 Air D efence Fighter. Unit Sentai 28th Period ?-July 1945 106th Nov. 1944-May 1945 Japan. T h eatres of Ope ration Japan. PRO DUCT ION All Ki-46s were built by Mitsubishi Jukogyo K.K. at Nagoya and Toyama. 34 Ki-46 and Ki-46-l (1939-40).1,093 Ki-46-ll (1940-44).2 Ki-46-lll prototypes (1942).609 Ki-46-lll (including fighter conversions) (1942-45).4 Ki-46-IV (1943-44). Dokuritsu Dai Shijugo Chutai 4th —Japan. 16th July 1944-Aug. 1945 Japan. 81st Nov. 1944-Feb. 1945 Manchuria. 82nd Feb. 1945— July 1945 Japan. 83rd Feb. 1945-July 1945 Japan. 1,742 Or: 52(1939-41).118 (December 1941-March 1942).282 (April 1942-March 1943).603 (April 1943-March 1944).551 (April 1944-March 1945).136 (April 1945-August 1945).1,742 Dokuritsu Hikotai ----- 16th 1945 Japan, Okinawa. ©Rene J. Fra/icilloil, Ph.D., 1966. SPECIFIC A T IONS Ki-46-l Ki-46-ll Ki-46-lli Ki-46-lll Kai Ki-46-IV Span 48 ft. 2 J in. 48 ft. 2J in. 48 ft. 2 J in. 48 ft. 2} in. 48 ft. 2i in. Length ...36 ft. I it in. 36 ft. 1 rr in. 36 ft. 1 iV in. 37 ft. 8 ^in. 36 ft. 1 iV in. Height ...12 ft. 8 J in. 12 ft. 8J in. 12 ft. 8|- in. 12 ft. 8} in. 12 ft. 8J in. Wing Area 344-4 sq. ft. 344-4 sq. ft. 344-4 sq. ft. 344-4 sq. ft. 344-4 sq. ft. Empty Weight ...7,449 lb. 7,194 lb. 8,446 lb. —8,840 lb. Loaded Weight... 10,631 lb. 11,133 lb. 12,619 lb. 13,730 lb. 13,007 lb. Maximum Weight— 12,787 lb. 14,330 lb. —14,330 lb. Wing Loading*............... 30-9 Ib./sq. ft. 32-3 Ib./sq. ft. 36-6 Ib./sq. ft. 39-9 Ib./sq. ft. 37-8 Ib./sq. ft. Power Loading* 13-6 lb./h.p. 10-3 lb./h.p. 8-4 lb./h.p. 9-2 lb./h.p. 8-7 lb./h.p. Fuel Capacity: (Internal) 327-8 Imp. gals. 364-5 Imp. gals. 416-9 Imp. gals. —434-9 Imp. gals. (Drop Tank) ...——101-2 Imp. gals. —101-2 Imp. gals. Engine Ha-26-1 Ha-102 Ha-I 12-11 Ha-I 12-11 Ha-I 12-11 Ru Take-off Rating ...780 h.p. at 1,080 h.p. at 1,500 h.p. at 1,500 h.p. at 1,500 h.p. at 2,540 r.p.m. 2,700 r.p.m. 2,600 r.p.m. 2,600 r.p.m. 2,600 r.p.m. Military Power Rating ...900 h.p. at 1,055 h.p. at 1,350 h.p. at 1,350 h.p. at 1,350 h.p. at 11,810 ft. 9,185 ft. 6,560 ft. 6,560 ft. 6,560 ft. _ 950 h.p. at 1,250 h.p. at 1,250 h.p. at 1,250 h.p. at 19,030 ft. 19,030 ft. 19,030 ft. 24,280 ft. Propeller: (No. of Blades) 33333 (Diameter)... 9 ft. i in. 9 ft. 8* in. 9 ft. 8£ in. 9 ft. 8j in. 9 ft. 8£ in. Maximum Speed 335-5 m.p.h. at 375 m.p.h. at 391 m.p.h. at 391 m.p.h. at 391 m.p.h. at 13,350 ft. 19,030 ft. 19,685 ft 19,685 ft. 32,800 ft. ————394 m.p.h. at 23,625 ft. Cruise Speed —264 m.p.h. at ——280 m.p.h. at 13,125 ft. 13,125 ft. Climbing Speed... 16,405 ft. in 26,250 ft. in 26,250 ft. in —32,800 ft. in 7 min. 45 sec. 17 min. 58 sec. 20 min. 15 sec. 16 min. 30 sec. Service Ceiling ...35,530 ft. 35,170 ft. 34,450 ft. 34,450 ft. 36,090 ft. Range 1,305 m. 1,540 m. 2,485 m. 1,245 m. plus 2,485 m. one hour combat Armament 1 7-7-mm. Type 89(216 r.p.g.) 1 7-7-mm. Type 89(216 r.p.g.) 2 20-mm. Ho-5 & 1 37-mm. Ho-203 (200 r.p.g.) PRINTED IN ENGLAND ©Profile Publications Ltd., P.O. Box 26, 1a North Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, England. Printed by Hills &Lacy Ltd., London and Watford, England. U.S. 2nd Class Mailing Rates applied for.
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