View Full Version : ME262A2 Nakajima Shisei Kikka uploaded for you pleasure ! 2 PIC

11-07-2004, 09:50 AM
Having now received Pacific Fighters I realised some of the jet jockeys amongst us would be deprived of their favourite mount, with this in mind I therefore produced using the ME262A2 The Nakajima Kikka... and have produced a scheme based on the final version of the Aircraft that was planned to see service.When Germany began flight trials of its first prototype of the magnificent Messerschmitt 262, the Japanese Military Air Attache in Berlin was witness to a number of flight tests. Thanks to the enthusiastic reports of the Attache, the commander of the Kokutai of the Nihon Kutei Kaigun, Japanese Imperial Navy issued a requirement in 1944 to Flat the Greater General, in his 19-Shisaku (19? year of the Showa regime) demanding a local fighter specifically for defence. Initially, the Navy wanted a two-engine interceptor of short operational range; but the turn of the events changed the demand for a defensive weapon for the Mother country, destined to attack and to commit suicide if the situation required it. That is to say, in western language, Kamikaze. Nakajima assigned the project to engineers Kazuo Ohno and Kenichi Matsumura. Its design resembled the 262 at first look, but it was smaller compared to the Messerschmitt. It was an airplane entirely of metallic construction, with the exception of the fabric control surfaces. Ohno and Matsumura designed the Kikka with motors under each wing, to the way of the German jet. The first flight of the Nakajima J9Y1 Kikka took place on the 7 of August, a day after the U.S.A. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. It returned to try one second attempt four days later, after Nakasaki had already been devastated by the second atomic bomb, but aborted the takeoff and crashed in Tokyo Bay. This accident occurred because the technicians had mounted the rocket assisted take-off bottles at the incorrect angle. I hope you all enjoy this jet and it allows the 262 pilots to join in in the Pacific Theater as both Aircraft are very similar in style...... Enjoy

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11-07-2004, 11:32 AM
Not bad*, could use some nakedness if you ask me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

*Which actually means thanks for yet another superb skin http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

11-07-2004, 12:55 PM
wonder if that oringinal Kikka was ever salvaged from tokyo bay, or if its location at the bottom is even known...that is, if it even exists in one piece

11-07-2004, 02:48 PM
some survive the smithsonian has one