Kawasaki Ki-108

1944

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Kawasaki Ki-108

) Pressurised high-altitude fighter developed from the Ki-102. Four built.

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Kawasaki Ki-108A three-view drawing (752 x 971)

Specification 
 MODELKi-108 KAI
 CREW1
 ENGINE1 x Mitsubishi Ha-112-II Ru, 1125kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight7200 kg15873 lb
  Empty weight5300 kg11685 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan15.67 m51 ft 5 in
  Length11.71 m38 ft 5 in
  Height3.7 m12 ft 2 in
  Wing area34 m2365.97 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed580 km/h360 mph
  Ceiling13500 m44300 ft
  Range1800 km1118 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 37mm cannon, 2 x 20mm cannons

Kawasaki Ki-108

Comments
Barry, 08.09.2016 18:25

Based around two previous models the Ki 96 and the Ki 102, the Ki 108 never got to fulfill it's role due to the worsening situation of the war. The design was never settled with the result that it's combat potential was never fulfilled.

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Bill H, e-mail, 02.03.2010 05:53

That's a melancholy picture. Says a lot.

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