Ki-44 loadouts

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  1. greybeard

    greybeard Member

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    What were the possible external loads for the three versions of the Ki-44II: a, b and c? Could bombs and auxiliary fuel tanks be transported together?

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    Sorry GB. My pm answer to you was wrong.
    Two bombs should be either choice among the 30 to 100kg.
    Let me correct as follows -

    Ki44-1 had no bombs.
    Ki44-2 could carry two 30kg to 100kg bombs under the wing.
    A few early Ki-44-2a could carry a 250kg bomb under the fuselage as an experimental model.
    Two 125 litters drop tanks could be attached under the inner wing for the all Ki44 but the early 5 experimental Ki44-1 which had a drop tank under the fuselage.
    The under carriages for the bombs and the drop tanks were separated but they were common for a few later Ki44-2c.

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  3. greybeard

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    Thank you so much!

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