Developed from the Lockheed 14 transport built by the Kawasaki Company under licence, the Ki-56 had an enlarged fuselage incorporating a large freight loading door in the port rear-fuselage side. Powered by two 671kW Ha-26-II radial engines, two prototypes were followed by 119 series-built machines designated Army Type 1 Freight Transport (assembled between 1941 and 1943). Widely used in the Pacific war, the Ki-56 was coded Thalia by the Allies.
| ENGINE||2 x Nakajima Ha-25, 740kW|
| Take-off weight||8025 kg||17692 lb|
| Empty weight||4895 kg||10792 lb|
| Wingspan||19.96 m||66 ft 6 in|
| Length||14.9 m||49 ft 11 in|
| Height||3.6 m||12 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||51.2 m2||551.11 sq ft|
| Max. speed||400 km/h||249 mph|
| Ceiling||8000 m||26250 ft|
|A three-view drawing (752 x 968)|
Widely used in the Pacific war, the Ki-56 was coded Thalia by the Allies.
Kawasaki Ki-56 THALIA
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