Kawanishi J3K

The Kawanishi J3K (long designation: Navy Kawanishi 17-shi Interceptor fighter Otsu (B)) was an interceptor fighter developed by the Japanese company Kawanishi Kōkūki KK in the early 1940s.

Role Fighter
National origin Japan
Manufacturer Kawanishi Aircraft Company
Retired 1945
Status Design only
Primary user Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (intended)
Number built 0

Design and development

The J3K was developed in parallel to the Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden but was abandoned in the early stages of development.[1]


Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Length: 10.12 m (33 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.5 m (41 ft 0 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 4,370 kg (9,634 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mitsubishi MK9A 18-cylinder two-row air-cooled radial piston engine, 1,600 kW (2,200 hp)
  • Propellers: 4-bladed Constant-speed propeller


  • Maximum speed: 685 km/h (426 mph, 370 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 10,800 m (35,400 ft)


See also

Related lists


  1. J. Rickard (9 August 2010). "Kawanishi J3K1". historyofwar.org. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  2. M. Arda Mevlutoglu (15 January 2011). "Kawanishi J3K". HIKOTAI.net. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
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