Mansyu Ki-98

The Mansyu Ki-98 was a ground-attack aircraft that was designed by the Mansyu company in Manchuria. Work on the design began in 1943. It would have been a rather unconventional twin-boom aircraft, with the central nacelle higher than the low-mounted booms and tricycle landing gear with a rather long nose wheel. Power was to be provided by a turbo-supercharged 2,200hp Mitsubishi Ha-221 Ru radial engine mounted as a pusher engine at the back of the nacelle. This freed the nose to carry one 37mm cannon and two 20mm cannon. Work began on a single prototype, but it was incomplete when the war came to an end.

Engine: Mitsubishi Ha-221 Ru
Power: 2,200hp
Crew: 1
Wing span: 37ft 11 5/16in
Length: 37ft 4 13/16in
Loaded Weight: 9,921lb
Max Speed: 454mph at 32,810ft

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (13 June 2011), Mansyu Ki-98, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_mansyu_ki-98.html

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