Mitsubishi Ki-97 Experimental Army Transport
The Mitsubishi Ki-97 was to have been a transport aircraft based on the Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu. It would have used the wings, tail surfaces, engines and undercarriage of the K-67 combined with a new elliptical transport fuselage capable of carrying 21 passengers. Work on the project began in February 1943, but by the time the project was abandoned in 1945 had reached no further than the mock-up stage. Work on the Ki-97 was cancelled in 1945 to allow Mitsubishi to concentrate on the far more urgent problem of home defence.
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Rickard, J (1 December 2008), Mitsubishi Ki-97 Experimental Army Transport, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_mitsubishi_ki-97.html