Nakajima G10N Fugaku




Nakajima G10N

Nakajima G10N

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heavy bomber
eight
Nakajima radial
6- 2,500 hp. ea.
62,600 lbs.
74,500 lbs.
4 – 20 mm.
10,000 lbs.
131 ft. 6 in.
206 ft. 9 in.
335 mph
384 mph
960 fpm
35,200 feet
12,000 miles
n/a
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In 1942 Japan called upon Nakajima Aircraft to produce a heavy bomber that could attack the West Coast of the United States from Japan.  It would be the Nakajima G10N Fugaku (another name for Mount Fuji).

It was envisioned that six 5,000 hp. Nakajima radial engines, under development, would power the aircraft. Should the aircraft be ready for flight trials prior to the engines being ready, there were already 2,500 hp. engines being produced.  The 5,000 hp. engines never went into production.

Although not as powerful, it was thought that six of the Nakajima 2,500 hp. engines would produce adequate power. Each engine would turn a 16 ft. diameter four bladed propeller. Overall weight of the aircraft required reduction as well as a reduction in ordnance. The aircraft would operate without conventional landing gear to save weight.

The Nakajima G10N never made it beyond the drawing board due to the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II.

RC Nakajima G10N

RC Nakajima G10N

The RC Nakajima G10N built by Twinman of RC Universe has a 120 inch wingspan with power from six 32 size motors turning 12 x 6 propellers. It weighs approximately 26 lbs. Twinman says that its appearance and flight characteristics are very scale and landings are very smooth.