Tachikawa Ki-55
1939
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Tachikawa Ki-55

The handling characteristics and reliability of the Ki-36 made the army realize that it was ideal for use as an advanced trainer, resulting in development of the Ki-55, intended specifically for this role and having armament reduced to a single forward- firing machine-gun. Following the testing of a prototype in September 1939, the army ordered this aircraft as the Army Type 99 Advanced Trainer; when production was terminated in December 1943 a total of 1,389 had been built by Tachikawa (1,078) and Kawasaki (311).

Tachikawa Ki-55


Specification 
 MODELKi-55
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Hitachi Ha-13a, 380kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1721 kg3794 lb
    Empty weight1292 kg2848 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.8 m39 ft 9 in
    Length8 m26 ft 3 in
    Height3.64 m12 ft 11 in
    Wing area20 m2215.28 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed349 km/h217 mph
    Cruise speed235 km/h146 mph
    Ceiling8200 m26900 ft
    Range1060 km659 miles

3-View 
Tachikawa Ki-55A three-view drawing (752 x 911)

Comments
yuk, 09.02.2016

I think the illustration is Ki55.
-Chinese Communist Air Force operated 30 Ki55s,only 2 Ki36,
and this code letter is"07-021".
-It has no side window and spats.
Sorry for my poor English.

Barry, 09.02.2016

Give us a clue is the illustration a Ki55 or the Ki36 ?

Barry, 09.02.2016

Give us a clue is the illustration a Ki55 or the Ki36 ?

damn, 20.06.2011

Army Type 99 Advanced Trainer; when production was terminated in December 1943 a total of 1,389 had been built by Tachikawa (1,078) and Kawasaki

, 20.06.2011

Army Type 99 Advanced Trainer; when production was terminated in December 1943 a total of 1,389 had been built by Tachikawa (1,078) and Kawasaki

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