Nakajima J5N Tenrai
1944
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Nakajima J5N Tenrai

Designed by Katsuji Nakamura and Kazuo Ohno and built to an 18-Shi specification for a high-speed single-seat interceptor fighter, the Nakajima J5N1 Tenrai (heavenly thunder) began flight tests in July 1944. A mid-wing monoplane with a raised canopy over the pilot's cockpit, it was powered by two 1484kW Nakajima NK9H Homare 21 radials and had a maximum speed of 597km/h. Armament comprised two 30mm and two 20mm cannon. Six aircraft were built, but as performance was disappointingly below specification no production resulted.

Nakajima J5N Tenrai


Specification 
 MODELNakajima J5N "Tenrai"
 CREW1
 ENGINE2 x Nakajima NK9H "Homare-21", 1484kW
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed597 km/h371 mph
 ARMAMENT2 x 30mm cannons, 2 x 20mm cannons

3-View 
Nakajima J5N TenraiA three-view drawing (1412 x 736)

Nakajima J5N Tenrai

Comments
Naga, 10.08.2011

Is there a better three-dimensional representation of the aircraft than the 1412x736 pictured above?

Glenn, aceofaces80=yahoo.com, 25.06.2011

The problem with the Japanese was they couln't control their own country & as a result, the military took over the government & the military as well. It wasn't until the final months of the war that they started to understand they needed better planes. ESPECIALLY better armor & self-sealing fuel tanks. As usual, it proved too little, too late.

zhuma, 20.06.2011

performance was disappointingly below specification no production resulted.

, chinawholesale=gmail.com, 20.06.2011

Nakajima J5N Tenrai
1944

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