Kawanishi N1K


Kawanishi N1K2-JA Shiden Kai Imperial Japanese Navy 343-35 5341 © Karsten Palt
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The Kawanishi N1K is a single-engine single-seat fighter aircraft produced by the Japanese manufacturer Kawanishi, operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. The initial version N1K1 Kyofu is a fighter floatplane. It was replaced by the land-based variants N1K1-J Shiden and later by the improved N1K2-J Shiden-Kai.
The total production numbers of the Kawanishi N1K series includes 90 N1K1 Kyofu , 1007 N1K-J Shiden, & 1435 N1K2-J Shiden-Kai.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelNakajima NK9H Homare 21
Engine Power1465 kW1965 hp
Speed594 km/h321 kts
  369 mph
Service Ceiling10.760 m35.302 ft
Range1.717 km927 NM
1.067 mi.
Empty Weight2.657 kg5.858 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.860 kg10.714 lbs
Wing Span12,00 m39 ft 4 in
Wing Area23,5 m253 ft
Length9,35 m30 ft 8 in
Height3,96 m12 ft 12 in
First Flight06.05.1942
Production Statusout of production
Total Production2532
Data for (Version)Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai
VariantsKawanishi N1K1 Kyofu, N1k1-J Shiden, N1K2-J Shiden-Kai