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Five fighter expression is the type to cope with the increase of the neck without delay Hien production of liquid-cooled engine 104 (c), 112 (c) the star-shaped air-cooled engine retrofit hastily.
For mounting the engine to the aircraft fuselage width greater than the star was originally designed as a machine equipped with liquid-cooled engine, the Kawasaki design team following Takeo Doi striving to hard, this modification has achieved a very short period of time was.
This result is greatly improved characteristics takeoff and landing performance and fighting for, but the maximum speed was slightly lower than Hien for the frontal area is increased, performance increased due removal of the cooling system is improved, as well as the overall balance has become very well then, like now more than fifty-fifty Nozomeru the air combat against P-51D Mustang and F-6F Hellcat.
War formula five successful first flight in February 1945 as Hope against air defense mainland, the efforts of mass production is tilted immediately, mainland have been deployed to focus Squadron 244, Squadron fifth, etc., Squadron 59 was active in the air defense battle, I had a defeat in this war is not to remain in about 390 machines were produced such as the bombing of the plant by air raid.
A name, width: crew "data" 12.0m, length: 8.92m, height: 3.72m, Engine: Mitsubishi Ha -112, liftoff output: 1,500 HP, maximum speed: 6,000 m altitude 580km / h, armament: 20mm February 1945: × × 2 cannon cannon 2,12.7 mm, first flight
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