Kawasaki Ki-3
Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  BOMBERVirtual Aircraft Museum / Japan / Kawasaki  

Kawasaki Ki-3

Developed from the KDA-6 private venture reconnaissance prototype, the Kawasaki Ki-3 was designed by German engineer Richard Vogt, who later became chief designer for Blohm und Voss. The first Ki-3 flew in March 1933 and featured an unusual annular cowling with a nose radiator, but production aircraft had a more normal chin radiator. It entered Japanese Army service as the Type 93, 203 being built by Kawasaki and a further 40 by Tachikawa. It was a rugged aircraft, but the Ki-3's liquid-cooled engine was a constant source of trouble. The Ki-3 first saw service with the 6th Composite Air Regiment in Korea. The type, which was Japan's last biplane bomber, saw action in China.

 ENGINE1 x 492kW BMW VIII liquid-cooled in-line engine
    Take-off weight3097 kg6828 lb
    Wingspan13.00 m43 ft 8 in
    Length10.00 m33 ft 10 in
    Height3.00 m10 ft 10 in
    Max. speed259 km/h161 mph
    Ceiling7000 m22950 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 500kg of bombs

laozhu, 18.06.2011reply

The type, which was Japan's last biplane bomber, saw action in China.

SAMI, e-mail, 16.12.2010reply


Бурундук, e-mail, 25.12.2009reply

Yes, it's KDA-3, but not KDA-7 (Ki-3)

E. Ward, e-mail, 20.07.2008reply

According to Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 (Putnam) the photo is of the 1925 Kawasaki/Voght Type 3 Army Experimental Three Seat Light Bomber.

Do you have any comments?

Name    E-mail


All the World's Rotorcraft

Virtual Aircraft Museum

All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com