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    Kawasaki Ki-78 (KEN III) High-Performance Single-Seat Test Aircraft

    A single Kawasaki Ki-78 high-speed research aircraft was developed by the Japanese Empire during World War 2 - intent on challenging the World Absolute Speed Record.

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    Kawasaki Ki-78 Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1942
    Type: High-Performance Single-Seat Test Aircraft
    National Origin: Imperial Japan
    Manufacturer(s): Kawasaki - Imperial Japan
    Production Total: 1

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 1
    Length: 26.57 feet (8.1 meters)
    Width: 26.25 feet (8.00 meters)
    Height: 10.01 feet (3.05 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 4,255 lb (1,930 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 5,071 lb (2,300 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): 1 x Diamler-Benz DB601A V-12 inverted liquid-cooled inline piston engine developing 1,550 horsepower.

    Maximum Speed: 435 mph (700 kph; 378 knots)
    Maximum Range: 373 miles (600 km)
    Service Ceiling: 26,247 feet (8,000 meters; 4.97 miles)

    Armament / Mission Payload


    Global Operators / Customers

    Imperial Japan (cancelled)

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    Ki-78 - Base Series Designation

    KEN III - Original project designation

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