Nakajima Ki-115

The Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi was a one-man kamikaze aircraft developed by the Imperial Japanese Army in the closing stages of World War II in late 1945. The Imperial Japanese Navy called this aircraft Toka. As the Japanese High Command thought that Japan did not have enough obsolete aircraft to use for kamikaze attacks, it was decided that huge numbers of cheap, simple suicide planes should be constructed quickly in anticipation for the invasion of Japan. The war ended before the Ki-115 could be used.

Nakajima Ki-115
Class Aircraft
Type Attack
Manufacturer Nakajima Aircraft Company
Origin Japan
Country Name Origin Year
Japan 1945
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Japan 1945 1945 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Nakajima Aircraft Company 104 View

Role Kamikaze aircraft
Manufacturer Nakajima Aircraft Company
First flight March 1945
Retired 15 August 1945 (end of war)
Status retired
Primary users Imperial Japanese Army Air Force
Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service
Produced 104 or 105

General characteristics

  • Crew: One, pilot
  • Length: 8.55 m (28 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.60 m (28 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 3.30 m (10 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 12.4 m (133.47 ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,690 kg (3,718 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Nakajima Ha-115 radial engine and two rocket accelerators, 860 kW (1,150 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 512 km/h (276 knots, 320 mph)
  • Range: 1,200 km (648 nm, 745 miles)
  • Service ceiling 6,500 m (21,325 ft)

Armament

  • 1 x 800 kg (1,760 lb) warhead

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