Tachikawa Ki-17 CEDAR
1935
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Tachikawa Ki-17 CEDAR

Developed after the failure of the low-powered variant of the Ki-9 prototype, the Tachikawa Ki-17 biplane had a slimmer fuselage, more square-cut equal-span wings and a redesigned tailplane. The first of two prototypes was flown in July 1935. Trials were successful and the only major change made to subsequent production aircraft was the deletion of the upperwing ailerons to eliminate oversensitive control inputs.

Between 1936 and 1943 Tachikawa completed 658 series Ki-17s and the type was used at four major flying schools and the Army Air Academy. The Ki-17 bore the official designation Army Type 95 III Primary Trainer, Allied codename 'Cedar'.

3-View 
Tachikawa Ki-17 CEDARA three-view drawing (752 x 1045)


Specification 
 MODELKi-17
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Hitachi Ha-12, 112kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight914 kg2015 lb
    Loaded weight639 kg1409 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.82 m32 ft 3 in
    Length7.85 m26 ft 9 in
    Height2.95 m10 ft 8 in
    Wing area26.2 m2282.01 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed170 km/h106 mph
    Ceiling5300 m17400 ft

Comments
Tonyony French, 01.01.2012

Great photo and 3 view. I am constructing a peanut scale flying model. Feel free to correspond. Tony

, 20.06.2011

Tachikawa Ki-17 CEDAR
1935

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