|Manufacturer||Nakajima Aircraft Company|
|Primary user||Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (intended)|
|Developed into||Nakajima Ki-84|
The Nakajima Ki-62 was a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft proposed by the Nakajima Aircraft Company for use by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. Neither the Ki-62 project or its Ki-63 variant proceeded beyond the design stage.
Design and development
To compete with the Kawasaki Ki-61 as a possible new light fighter for the Imperial Japanese Army, Nakajima designer T. Koyama developed the Ki-62. The design – a low-wing, single-seat monoplane with a bubble canopy powered by an 877-kilowatt (1,175-hp) Kawasaki Ha-40 liquid-cooled engine – showed promise, but Nakajima discontinued development of the Ki-62 in order to focus on production of its Ki-43 and Ki-44 fighters. The Ki-62 design was not wasted effort, however, as Nakajima later incorporated Ki-62 design features and data into its Ki-84 fighter.
Data from Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War
- Crew: 1
- Length: 8.75 m (28 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
- Powerplant: 1 × Kawasaki Ha-40 V-12 inverted liquid-cooled piston engine, 877 kW (1,176 hp)
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