Mitsubishi Ki-83 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1945
Type: Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter Prototype
National Origin: Imperial Japan
Manufacturer(s): Mitsubishi - Imperial Japan
Production Total: 4
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 41.01 feet (12.5 meters)
Overall Width: 50.85 feet (15.50 meters)
Overall Height: 15.09 feet (4.60 meters)
Weight (Empty): 13,184 lb (5,980 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 20,790 lb (9,430 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Mitsubishi Ha-211 Ru (Ha-43) 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines developing 2,070 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 438 mph (705 kph; 381 knots)
Maximum Range: 1,215 miles (1,955 km)
Service Ceiling: 41,339 feet (12,600 meters; 7.83 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,280 feet-per-minute (1,000 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 30mm cannons in nose
2 x 20mm cannons in nose
Global Operators / Customers
Imperial Japan (cancelled)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Ki-83 - Base Project Designation; four prototypes completed.
Ki-95 - Proposed fast-reconnaissance variant; not produced.
Ki-103 - Related development; not furthered.