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HotelBushranger
03-11-2005, 10:06 PM
What was it's role? I'm pretty sure it's partly Recon. As I was making a Beaufighter airbase attack mission, with a Ki-46 trying to get off the ground, and it occurred to me how cool it would be if it was flyable? (This is assuming of course -> ) The Dinah would be like the Japanese Beaufighter, both comparable to each other, so they'd be great for duels http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I reckon that would be awesome online, I play online bugger all, but I doubt many people fly twin-engined aircraft. Perhaps this would help balance the scale, and bring a few more pilots into the several engine arena?

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HBR

HotelBushranger
03-11-2005, 10:06 PM
What was it's role? I'm pretty sure it's partly Recon. As I was making a Beaufighter airbase attack mission, with a Ki-46 trying to get off the ground, and it occurred to me how cool it would be if it was flyable? (This is assuming of course -> ) The Dinah would be like the Japanese Beaufighter, both comparable to each other, so they'd be great for duels http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I reckon that would be awesome online, I play online bugger all, but I doubt many people fly twin-engined aircraft. Perhaps this would help balance the scale, and bring a few more pilots into the several engine arena?

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HBR

chris455
03-11-2005, 10:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>One of the most elegant aircraft of World War Two, the 'Dinah' was so successful that Germany tried (in vain) to acquire manufacturing rights from Japan. Although fighter and ground attack versions were developed, it was in the high-altitude photographic reconnaissance role that the Ki46 excelled. Given allied codename 'Dinah', this aircraft combined high speed with long range and was able to cover the entire Pacific theatre of operations with little opposition.

Having first flown in November 1939, performance trials showed the prototype Ki46-I's top speed to be 64kph (40mph) lower than the requirement, although at 540kph (336mph) it was still faster than the latest Japanese fighters! Ki46s were first used operationally over China, their speed enabling them to avoid interception by the few fighters available to the Chinese.

Before the highly successful Japanese campaign against the British in Malaya, detailed reconnaissance of the area was carried out by a Ki46 unit. Detachments of Japanese Army Air Force Ki46s were soon deployed to cover most of South-east Asia and their success led to the Japanese Navy operating a small number of Dinahs.

Although Dinahs became vulnerable to fast-climbing Allied fighters towards the end of the war, they still managed to make many reconnaissance flights over the large, well-defended airbases in the Mariana Islands that the Americans were using for massed bomber raids against Japan in 1944 and 1945.

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Source: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/mitsubishi-ki-46-dinah.htm

dvergur
03-11-2005, 10:51 PM
Hi Hotelbush

I ofr one, agree it would be Great to fly the Dinah. What I have read about that one is that it was very fast (at least in a straight line) but probably not much of a dogfighter unless shooting bombers to pieces.

A beutiful plane in my opinion, lets hope it gets flyable in the future.

There is another german plane that I would like to mention that is also twin engined but very different from the Dinah; the Henschel Hs129, Tank buster. I would almost like to see that one flyable before the Dinah. I am pretty sure the Hs129 is not available in any flightsim yet as flyable. Would be awesome if someone could make a cockpit for the Hs129. Me I don´t have the skill for that.

S!

HL: yamit

HotelBushranger
03-11-2005, 10:54 PM
No worries Dvergur http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I think the Dinah would be like an anti-bomber aircraft, but would be able to hold its on against some heavy fighters.

PS Just looked up the Hs 129, I agree with you looks like a pretty sweet plane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Edit: However here's something I found.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The Hs 129 was a heavily armoured ground support aircraft. The A series was underpowered, so the much-modified B used captured French engines. The Hs 129 had a cramped cockpit, poor performance, unreliable engines, and sluggish handling. Heavy armour and armament made the Hs 129 a capable anti-tank aircraft, but losses were high. An very unusual feature was the external mounting, on the nose, of the Revi gunsight; there simply was no room left in the cockpit! 879 built. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>