Saturday 22 December 2018

Nipponki '46 - Ha100 Single Seat Fighter

Ha100 Single-seat Anti-bomber Fighter

Engine: 1500hp X 2
Max. speed: 780 km/h
Armament: 4 X machine guns, 2 X 20mm cannons
Designed by Harui Yoshiyashu from Kobe
Featured in the January 1943 issue of the magazine "Koku Shonen" (Aviation Youth)
A design very very similar to the Imam Ro.58. Even the two protruding cannons look the same.

Easy to imagine something along these lines being produced in Japan, like a liquid-cooled engine version of the "Toryu".


D. Chouinard said...

I like this one! Looks fast and slightly dangerous! :)

A Toryu with in-line engines sounds like a good modelling project....

Michael Thurow said...

A funny design. Some similarity with the Grumman XF5F, too. The concept of conventional twin engined fighters however was outdated by 1943.