Kawasaki KI 61 Hien "Tony"

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Guynemer, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Guynemer

    Guynemer New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I am curious about this Japanese fighter. Aside being the only one with an on-line engine, it showed some properties uncommon to other japanese fighters, such as outdiving his USA opponents ( or so says Greg. Boyington in his book "Baa, baa, Black Sheep). It's climbing rate or max speed were not outstanding, as far as I know.
    Data on this warbird, such as notable pilots, scores, etc., will be much appreciated
     
  2. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I don't have any tech data handy for the "Tony", but I have read that at low and middle altitudes, it was competitive with US aircraft.
     
  3. exec228

    exec228 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
  4. Guynemer

    Guynemer New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Excellent link, exec228! Thanks.
     
  5. mkloby

    mkloby Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    USMC - Capt - 7532
    Location:
    Jacksonville, NC
    did the tony use a license built DB 601 or one of those series of engines - or is this a myth that I believe or flat out made up? If it's the same A/C i'm thinking of, the allies mistakenly thought these were actual 109s or license built 109s initially...
     
  6. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,772
    Likes Received:
    687
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    It was powered by the Kawasaki Ha-40 which was a liscensed built DB-601 engine.

    I am not sure if the Ha-140 was used in the later versions and if it was just an upgraded version of the Ha-40 or not. I dont have much info on the Ha-140 except that its production was destroyed in 1945.
     
  7. Marshall_Stack

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Missouri
  8. ninjacats

    ninjacats New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    What language is that in?
     
  9. Nonskimmer

    Nonskimmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Naval Electronics Technician
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  10. exec228

    exec228 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    what for?
     
  11. Nonskimmer

    Nonskimmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Naval Electronics Technician
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Well just off the top of my skull, taking into account everything from air density to local wind direction and the colour of the sky outside, I'd say it's because...he doesn't understand French, and would like to know just what the f*ck is going on at that forum over there. :-k

    Dunno. Been wrong before. :dontknow:
     
  12. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,800
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Makes sense to me, in which case this will give you a rough translation: http://ets.freetranslation.com/
     
  13. exec228

    exec228 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    a topic starter with french nick looks to be satisfied with an article given.

    any decent avia-fan, like members of this forum, can easily google enough information about this popular airplane in almost any language, whatever he can read.

    so there is no sense to translate that article imho.

    as for understanding what the heck this topic about, there is enough english phrases here.
     
  14. Nonskimmer

    Nonskimmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Naval Electronics Technician
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  15. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,772
    Likes Received:
    687
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
  16. net_sailor

    net_sailor Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    ElblÄ…g/Poland
    Home Page:
    Ha-140 was improved version of Ha-40, with MW injection. Only 110 were build, and 99 of them were mounted on Ki 61-II KAI airframe.
     
  17. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    What if there are newbies on the forum that dont know how to do that?

    Maybe you are a god about all matters regarding aviation and google, but others arent.

    And maybe you should use a grammar checker to correct your sentences. Theres plenty of those checkers around if you do a google search.
     
  18. Nonskimmer

    Nonskimmer Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Naval Electronics Technician
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    This is true. ;)
     
  19. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,772
    Likes Received:
    687
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    Some people deffinatly show there colors here and then make themselves look like idiots in the process.
     
  20. Hunter368

    Hunter368 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Winnipeg
    Yupe, but some of us are reformed idiots!!!

    :lol: :lol:
     
Loading...

Share This Page