Nakajima J1N Gekko

Night Fighter

Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko Imperial Japanese Navy, 7334, National Air and Space Museu © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Nakajima J1N Gekko is a twin-engine two-seat night fighter aircraft produced by the Japanese manufacturer Nakajima Hikoki Kabushiki Kaisha, operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. The Allied reporting name was Irving.
Crew2
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelNakajima NK1F Sakae 21
Engine Power (each)831 kW1115 hp
Speed507 km/h274 kts
  315 mph
Service Ceiling9.320 m30.577 ft
Range3.780 km2.041 NM
2.349 mi.
Empty Weight4.850 kg10.692 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.185 kg18.045 lbs
Wing Span16,98 m55 ft 9 in
Wing Area40,0 m431 ft
Length12,77 m41 ft 11 in
Height3,99 m13 ft 1 in
First Flight05/1941
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1942-1944
Total Production479
Data for (Version)Nakajima J1N1-S

[Photo-ID: 10323] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko, Imperial Japanese Navy, 7334, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Nakajima
J1N1-S Gekko
Imperial Japanese Navy
Reg.: 7334
 
last remaining J1N Gekko (Irving)
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10324] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko, Imperial Japanese Navy, 7334, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Nakajima
J1N1-S Gekko
Imperial Japanese Navy
Reg.: 7334
 
last remaining J1N Gekko (Irving)
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10325] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko, Imperial Japanese Navy, 7334, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Nakajima
J1N1-S Gekko
Imperial Japanese Navy
Reg.: 7334
 
last remaining J1N Gekko (Irving)
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]