|Role||single seat fighter|
|Manufacturer||Manshūkoku Hikōki Seizo KK|
|Primary user||Imperial Japanese Army Air Force|
The Nakajima Ki-116 was a late-World War II aircraft developed for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. It was essentially a Ki-84 Hayate with the Nakajima Ha-45 engine replaced with a Mitsubishi Ha-112. The design was handled by Mansyū (満州) Aircraft in Manchukuo, and thus it is often designated Mansyū Ki-116.
Design and development
The Ki-116 was essentially the last variant of the Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate to enter flight trials. It was originally the fourth Mansyu-built Ki-84-I, and adapted to take a 1,500 hp Mitsubishi Ha-112-II (aka Kinsei 62) engine, the same engine as used in the Kawasaki Ki-100, driving a three-blade popeller borrowed from a Mitsubishi Ki-46-III Dinah. This conversion proved to be very successful, and a reduction of 1,000 lb in empty weight being registered. The aircraft was still undergoing tests at the time of Japan's final defeat. The plane seemed to have been somewhat longer and had an increased tail surface area as compared to the original Ki-84.
One aircraft built at Manshūkoku Hikōki Seizo KK at their plant in Harbin in 1945.
- Crew: 1
- Length: 9.93 m (32 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 11.23 m (36 ft 11 in)
- Height: 3.38 m (11 ft 1 in)
- Wing Area: 21 m² (226 ft²)
- Empty Weight: 1,665 kg
- Powerplant: Mitsubishi Ha-112-11
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