The design engineering team of the Kawanishi Aircraft Co. Ltd. took one of the boldest initiatives ever by the Japanese aircraft industry in December 1941. To take full advantage of the Homare’s projected horsepower output (N1k2-J engine), a four-bladed propeller with a diameter of nearly 11 feet was selected; this, plus the mid-fuselage location of the wings, forced the adoption of main landing-gear legs which had to contract as they retracted into the wheel wells. The Kyofu’s combat flaps were also modified; whereas flap activation was manual on the Kyofu, the flaps were operated automatically on the N1K2-J aircraft. Although the landing gear’s design gave problems from the outset, the prototype was ready just a little over seven months.
whoh... no one was even close in thier guesses.
So will these be used for land operations? And if so will Zeros be most relegated to carrier operations.
Whoah! nice job on that, the skin is amazing. it kind of looks like a japanese FW-190 doesn't it? i may be wrong. :thumbsup:
GamthenWhoah! nice job on that, the skin is amazing. it kind of looks like a japanese FW-190 doesn't it? i may be wrong. :thumbsup:
Heh it sorta of does hopefull it doesn't fly like the one in .5.