Mitsubishi Ki-67

The Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Allied code name Peggy) was a twin-engined medium bomber produced by Mitsubishi and used by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II. Its IJA designation was Type 4 Heavy Bomber. 

The Ki-67 was used for level bombing and torpedo bombing. The Ki-67 was initially used against the American forces during strikes against Formosa and the Ryukyu Islands. It was later used at Okinawa, in mainland China, French Indochina, Karafuto and against B-29 airfields in Saipan, Tinian, and Guam.

Mitsubishi Ki-67
Class Aircraft
Type Bomber
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
Origin Japan
Country Name Origin Year
Japan 1943
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Japan 1944 1945 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation 767 View

Role heavy bomber
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
First flight 27 December 1942
Primary users Imperial Japanese Army
Imperial Japanese Navy
Number built 767


General characteristics

  • Crew: 6-8
  • Length: 18.7 m (61 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 22.50 m (73 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 7.70 m (25 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 66 m (709 ft)
  • Empty weight: 8,649 kg (19,068 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 13,765 kg (30,347 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 x Mitsubishi Ha-104 (army type 4) 18-cylinder radials, 1,417 kW (1,900 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 537 km/h (334 mph)
  • Range: 3800 km (2,361 miles)
  • Service ceiling 9,470 m (31,070 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 450 m/min (1,476 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 208 kg/m (43 lb/ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.21 kW/kg (0.13 hp/lb)

Armament

  • 1 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannon in dorsal turret
  • 5 x 12.7 mm Type 1 machine gun, one in nose, 2 in the tail, and 1 in each beam position
  • 1,070 kg (2,360 lb) of bombs in internal bay, some Kamikaze versions carried 6,000 lb (2,700 kg) of bombs

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