Kokusai Ku-7
1944
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Kokusai Ku-7

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Kokusai Ku-7


Specification 
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan35.0 m115 ft 10 in
    Length19.92 m65 ft 4 in

Comments
Barry, 09.09.2016

Known as the "Manazuru" (white-naped crane) by the Japanese and by the allies as the Buzzard, there were only a handful completed. They needed an aircraft the size of a Mitsubishi Ki 67 or a Nakajima Ki 49, which were both in short supply, to get it off the ground. It was decided to add engines and hence we have the Ki-105 Otori which can be found elsewhere on this site.

Crew 2 Capacity 32 passengers or 17,500 lb of supplies.
Could carry an 8 ton tank

Brian Johnston, 10.06.2012

Hate to rain on your parade DebtMan but this is nothing like the Gigant! The Me 321 did not have a twin-boom tail and had nearly twice the wingspan at 55m to the Ku-7's 35m.

bveihua, 18.06.2011

Lead Test Pilot on the type, said that it was a pig to fly and had serious doubts about it ever becoming a useful aircraft!

, 18.06.2011

Me-321

Mike Dunn, 09.05.2011

Japan had no use for a glider like the Gigant! The Jerries should have let it go too! Hanna Reitsch the Lead Test Pilot on the type, said that it was a pig to fly and had serious doubts about it ever becoming a useful aircraft!

DebtMan, 01.10.2010

Is possible what Japan was acquired a license for produce the Me-321 Gigant

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