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| Wingspan||35.0 m||115 ft 10 in|
| Length||19.92 m||65 ft 4 in|
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.
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!
|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!
Is possible what Japan was acquired a license for produce the Me-321 Gigant
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