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The Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Kinsei (金星, Venus) was a 14-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-row radial aircraft engine developed by Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Heavy Industries in Japan
Japan
in 1934 for the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
model designation for this engine was A8 while it was an experimental project, in service it was known as the MK8 "Kinsei" by the Navy. In the middle of the war the engine was adopted by Army so it got designation Ha112[1] Unified designation code was Ha-33.

Contents

1 Design 2 Variants 3 Applications 4 Specifications (Kinsei-44)

4.1 General characteristics 4.2 Components 4.3 Performance

5 See also 6 References

6.1 Notes 6.2 Bibliography

Design[edit]

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Cylinder and detail design was based on the single-row, 9-cylinder air-cooled Pratt and Whitney
Pratt and Whitney
R-1689 Hornet, but underwent numerous modifications and improvements.[2] Variants[edit]

-3 - 910 hp -41 - 1,075 hp -42 - 1,075 hp -43 - 1,000 hp, 1,080 hp -44 - 1,000 hp, 1,075 hp -45 - 1,075 hp -46 - 1,070 hp -48 - 1,080 hp -51 - 1,300 hp -53 - 1,300 hp -54 - 1,200 hp, 1,300 hp -62 - 1,560 hp

Applications[edit]

Aichi D3A Aichi E13A Aichi E16A Aichi M6A2 Kawanishi H6K Kawanishi N1K5-J Kawasaki Ki-96 Kawasaki Ki-100 Kawasaki Ki-102 Kyushu J7W1 Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
A6M8 Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
A7M2 Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
B5M Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
G3M Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Ki-46-III Nakajima C6N4 Nakajima G8N2 Nakajima Ki-43-IIIb Nakajima/Mahshu Ki-116 Showa/Nakajima L2D2-L2D5 Yokosuka D4Y3-D4Y4 Yokosuka P1Y5

Specifications (Kinsei-44)[edit] Data from Jane's.[3] General characteristics

Type: 14-cylinder air-cooled twin-row radial engine Bore: 140 mm (5.5 in) Stroke: 150 mm (5.9 in) Displacement: 32.3 L (1,970 cu in) Length: 1,646 mm (64.8 in) Diameter: 1,218 mm (48.0 in) Dry weight: 545 kg (1,202 lb)

Components

Valvetrain: Overhead valve, one inlet and one exhaust valve per cylinder, pushrod operated. Supercharger: Centrifugal, single speed. Oil system: Triple section pump, one pressure pump, two scavenge pumps. Cooling system: Air-cooled Reduction gear: Planetary gear, 0.7:1 ratio.

Performance

Power output: 1,075 hp (802 kW) at 2,500 rpm at 2,000 m (6,560 ft) maximum. Specific power: 24.8 kW/L (0.56 hp/cu in) Compression ratio: 6.6:1 Power-to-weight ratio: 1.5 kW/kg (0.9 hp/lb)

See also[edit]

Related development

Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Shinten Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Kasei

Comparable engines

BMW 801 Bristol Hercules Fiat A.74 Gnome-Rhône 14N Nakajima Sakae Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Shvetsov ASh-82 Wright R-2600

Related lists

List of aircraft engines

References[edit] Notes[edit]

^ Gunston 1989, p.104. ^ Peattie, Mark R., Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power 1909-1941, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2001, ISBN 1-55750-432-6, p. 308. ^ Jane's 1989, p.298.

Bibliography[edit]

Matsuoka Hisamitsu, Nakanishi Masayoshi. The History of Mitsubishi Aero Engines 1915-1945. Miki Press, Japan, 2005. ISBN 4-89522-461-9 Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopaedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9 Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II. London. Studio Editions Ltd, 1989. ISBN 0-517-67964-7 Peattie, Mark R., Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power 1909-1941, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2001, ISBN 1-55750-432-6

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1-50

Ha-1 Ha-5 Ha-6 Ha-9 Ha-25 Ha-26 Ha-35 Ha-40 Ha-44 Ha-45

51-100

Ha-60 Ha-70

101-200

Ha-101 Ha-102 Ha-103 Ha-104 Ha-105 Ha-112 Ha-115 Ha-140

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Ha-201 Ha-211 Ha-214 Ha-217 Ha-505

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