) Pressurised high-altitude fighter developed from the Ki-102. Four built.
|A three-view drawing (752 x 971)|
| MODEL||Ki-108 KAI|
| ENGINE||1 x Mitsubishi Ha-112-II Ru, 1125kW|
| Take-off weight||7200 kg||15873 lb|
| Empty weight||5300 kg||11685 lb|
| Wingspan||15.67 m||51 ft 5 in|
| Length||11.71 m||38 ft 5 in|
| Height||3.7 m||12 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||34 m2||365.97 sq ft|
| Max. speed||580 km/h||360 mph|
| Ceiling||13500 m||44300 ft|
| Range||1800 km||1118 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1 x 37mm cannon, 2 x 20mm cannons|
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.
|Bill H, 02.03.2010|
That's a melancholy picture. Says a lot.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?