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Combat Aircraft of the Pacific War
Kawanishi N1K Shiden

Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden of 343rd Kokutai - reproduced with thanks from David Mondey's 'The Concise Guide to Axis Aircraft of World War II' (Chancellor Press)

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(for N1K1-J)

Origin:  Kawanishi Kokuki KK

Type:  Single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber

Dimensions:  Length 29' 2" (8.89 m),  span 39' 3"(11.97 m),  height 13' 4" (4.058 m)

Weight:  Empty 6,387 lb (2,897 kg),  loaded 9,526 lb (4,321 kg)

Engine:  One Rolls-Royce Merlin, liquid-cooled

Performance:   Maximum speed 362 mph (583 km/hour), initial climb  3,300 feet (1,000 metres) per minute

Range:  989 miles (1,430 kilometres)

4 x 20 mm cannon in wings

Aircraft of the Pacific War - Index

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate - Imperial Japanese Army fighter

Grumman F4F Wildcat - US shipborne fighter

Grumman F6F Hellcat - US shipborne fighter

 Task Force 58 - the Fast Carrier Task Force