The "Ta"-Go was Army's another purpose-built special attack plane. It was of wooden construction with a 100hp engine to carry a 100kg bomb. The first machine was assembled by students and comleted on June 25, 1945.
Just the one was built - would you really want to go to war in that?
Power plant 1 x 110 h.p Hitachi HA 47 Hatsukaze 11 inverted four cylinder air cooled engine
Span 29'3" Length 25'4" Height 9'2" Wing area 180 sq ft
Empty weight 760 lb Take off weight 1,290 lb
Max speed 121 mph Cruising speed 115 mph Range 93 miles
Service ceiling 15,100 ft
Ya no había aluminio, ni fabricas, ni mano de obra... Un avión de ataque 'especializado' que fuera barato, hecho por estudiantes y de madera ... perfecta solución banzai para un kamikase para cuando llegase el dia de la invasión del Japon... pero antes llegaron las bombas 'A'
I know why its made of wood, its because the japanese needed a plane that could be quikly be prodused in large nombers.
The japanese simple funny plane.
This airplane was made referring to Bu131 of Germany. The total length is about 5m.
Kokusai did the licensed production of Bu131. It is called Ki-86. Ta-Go is a simple production type of Ki-86.
Please compare Ta-Go with Bu131. You might understand Ta-Go is just like Bu131.
A plane like this may fit well for kamikaze attacks,but it´s simplicity must be dangerous.
A single MG shot can rip one wing.
|THE WHO, 23.03.2008|
COULD THIS PLANE CARRY ANY GUNS. IT COULD BE USED AS A SIMPLE FIGHTER.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?