Picture of Kawanishi N1K2-J George WW2 Fighter
The Kawanishi N1K Kyōfū or "Strong Wind" WWII navy fighter was the Japanese carrier based version of the land based Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden or "Violet Lightning" fighter and entered service in 1944. The Kawanishi N1K proved to be a highly effective and heavily armed fighter, codenamed by the allies the George, it played an important role in the Pacific theatre during the later part of WW2, fortunately for the allied forces there were insufficient numbers of this excellent WWII fighter to reverse the direction of the war, only 415 fighters being built, this was a direct result of the American Air Force bombing factories producing both it and it's associated ancillary equipment.
|Kawanishi N1K2-J Specifications: |
- Crew: Pilot only
- Length: 30 ft 7 in (9.3 m)
- Wingspan: 39 ft 4 in (12.0 m)
- Height: 13 ft 0 in (3.9 m)
- Empty weight: 5,855 lb (2,656 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 10,710 lb (4,860 kg)
- Engine: Single 1,990 hp (1,480 kW) Nakajima Homare NK9H radial engine
- Maximum speed: 369 mph (594 km/h)
- Range: 1,066 mi; 1,488 mi (2,395 km)
- Service ceiling 35,500 ft (10,800 m)
- Rate of climb: 4,000 ft/min (high octane fuel) (20.3 m/s)
Kawanishi N1K2-J Armament:
- Four wing-mounted 20 mm Type 99 Model 2 Mk 4 cannon
- Two 300 kg bombs
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