Kawasaki Ki-3


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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, 18.06.2011 12:33

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


SAMI, e-mail, 16.12.2010 23:12



Бурундук, e-mail, 25.12.2009 16:20

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


E. Ward, e-mail, 20.07.2008 11:46

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


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