Kyushu J7W Shinden





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interceptor
one
Mitsubishi MK9D
2,130 hp
31 ft. 8 in.
36 ft. 5 in.
8,040 lbs.
11,860 lbs.
4 x 30 mm
260 mph
470 mph
4,250 fpm
39,500 feet
550 miles
8/3/45



Kyushu J7W Shinden

Kyushu J7W Shinden
The Kyushu J7W Shinden was developed in response to World War II heavy bomber raids on Japan.

The aircraft was designed as a fast climbing, highly maneuverable interceptor with a pusher propeller. The horizontal stabilizer / elevator was in the front of the airplane making it the only canard design Japanese aircraft of World War II.

We understand that the first prototype Kyushu J7W Shinden made three test flights with a combined total flight time of under an hour. During those flights, torque from the large propeller made the aircraft difficult to handle, especially on take off. Also encountered were extreme power train vibrations. No additional flights were made before World War II ended and the aircraft fell into American hands.

Only Two Kyushu J7W Shinden aircraft were completed before the end of the war. The first prototype is housed at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. We do not know what happened to the other.

RC Kyushu J7W Shinden

RC Kyushu J7W Shinden

Pictured above is the RC Kyushu J7W Shinden scratch built by Argyris of RCGroups. It is 1/6 scale. Argyris powers it with a MVVS09 engine. He used modified Airview plans to build it.

Triplet Publications has plans for a 31 in. wingspan RC Kyushu J7W Shinden.




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