J7W Shinden

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Hi everyone. I have a video game, called Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII (for my xBox 360) and over the weekend, as I played I noticed this aircraft, and have been reading about it. The J7W Shinden

    Kyushu J7W Shinden - interceptor

    "The first flight of the unique Kyushu J7W Shinden (magnificent lightning), a canard-configuration single-seat fighter, was made on 3 August 1945, but the end of World War II later that month brought an end to development and production plans. Designed by a team under the leadership of Captain Masaoki Tsuruno of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the configuration of this aircraft had been effectively confirmed by the flight testing of three specially designed and built MXY6 gliders. The construction of two J7W1 prototypes followed, these each having a slender fuselage and mounting in a mid-position on the nose a short-span foreplane incorporating elevators at the trailing edge. The rear-mounted cantilever monoplane wing was set low on the fuselage, had moderately swept leading edges and conventional ailerons with, just inboard of these on each wing, a fin and rudder extending above and below the trailing edge. The landing gear was of retractable tricycle type; the pilot was accommodated in an enclosed cockpit, directly above the leading edge of the wing; and power was provided by a 1588kW Mitsubishi MK9D radial engine, mounted in the rear fuselage to drive a six-blade pusher propeller. By the end of the war the second prototype had been completed but not flown.

    The J7W1 spanned 11.11m, had a maximum take-off weight of 5288kg, and was estimated to have a maximum speed of 750km/h. Armament was four nose-mounted 30mm Type 5 cannon. In the planning stage was the J7W2 version to be powered by a 900kg thrust Ne-130 turbojet. "

    MODEL J7W1
    CREW 1
    ENGINE 1 x Mitsubishi Ha-43, 1600kW
    WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight 4928 kg 10864 lb
    Empty weight 3645 kg 8036 lb
    DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan 11.1 m 36 ft 5 in
    Length 9.66 m 31 ft 8 in
    Height 3.92 m 12 ft 10 in
    Wing area 20.5 m2 220.66 sq ft
    PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed 750 km/h 466 mph
    Cruise speed 420 km/h 261 mph
    Ceiling 12000 m 39350 ft
    Range 850 km 528 miles
    ARMAMENT 4 x 30mm cannons
     

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    I wonder how WWII technology coped with those canards?
    Can you trim an aircraft sufficiently to stop it wanting to flip round and fly backwards?
     
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    here you go Harrison, source unknown

    Tamiya do a kit for this crate and the proposed jet version
     

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    Thanks very much Karl! One day I would really like to do one of these kits :D
     
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    Hasegawa my friend!:D

    And there is a 1/32 version coming in 2010...!
     
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    i stand corrected master jedi, i couldnt quite remember and thought its 50/50 so i'll have a punt
     
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    Don't that give you the sh!ts when it's a 50/50 call and you ALWAYS pick wrong....:oops:
     
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    And a few other shots. Source unknown.
     

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    holy....that thing is HUGE! O_O
     
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    NIce shots Wojtek!!!
     
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    Did it ever get adorned with the star and bar after the war?
     
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    No Rob ...that people were small.:lol:
     
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