Kawasaki Ka 87

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Do N, Ka 87
Kawasaki Ka 87.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Designer Richard Vogt of Dornier
First flight 19 February 1926
Primary user Imperial Japanese Army Air Force
Number built 28

The Dornier N was a bomber aircraft designed in Germany in the 1920s for production in Japan. Production started in Japan in 1927 of 28 aircraft as the Kawasaki Ka 87 (also known as the Type 87 Night Bomber). Designed and built as a landplane, its layout was strongly reminiscent of the Dornier flying boats of the same period; a parasol-wing, strut-braced monoplane with two engines mounted in a Push-pull nacelle above the wing. Some of the 28 examples built saw action in Manchuria in 1931.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 4
  • Length: 18.50 m (60 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.80 m (87 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 5.82 m (19 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 121.0 m2 (1,300 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 4,400 kg (9,700 lb)
  • Gross weight: 7,650 kg (16,900 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW VI piston engine, 447 kW (600 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h (112 mph)
  • Range: 660 km (410 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

Armament

  • 5 × machine guns
  • 1 × 600 kg (1,320 lb) bomb

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 328. 

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