A one-off experimental heavy fighter (3D Model exists in files for about a year now)
It had a pair of 3 bladed contra-rotating propellers driven by 2 Kawasaki tandem Ha-40 engines
Impressed by the German use of the Stuka the Japanese ordered a twin-engined dive bomber of their own. 6 prototypes produced and 1 modified with more powerful engines.
Powered by two 1,130hp Nakajima Ha-115 engines the Ki-66 was not powerful enough to out do the Ki-48-II already in service (Ki-48 not in game either) and so was cancelled with it's innovations installed on the Ki-48-IIb
A long range reconnaissance bomber with pressurized cabin. Around 13 built
During it hellishly long development cycle it switched planned targets from Manchuria to the United States and so from its conception in 1939 only saw production during 1944-45
A Prototype 6-bladed, twin-engined heavy fighter/bomber destroyer and planned anti-shipping aircraft.
The next variant would've been armed with a 75mm for anti-shipping purposes in addition to 2 x 250kg bombs
The project ended when the test pilot undershot the runway ripping off the port side gear in the soft dirt in addition to the wrecked port-side engine on it first flight. It would be repaired only to be hit by B-29s on the day of its second flight tests.
Not so much an experimental aircraft as it was an outstanding and highly successful reconnaissance and observation plane converted into a bomber hunter. Note the 37mm near-vertically mounted!
The Ki-46 also had 2 x forward firing 20mm cannons. The 37mm vertical mount was removed on one example and made a ground strike aircraft.
A standard post war example of the Ki-46-II being tested by the Americans. Powered by 2 x Mitsubishi Ha-102 engines it could reach 600km/h.
The Ki-46-III with flush cockpit and stronger engines is rumored to have had a ground attack variant with 2 x 20mm guns and a single unspecified bomb but this is unproven.
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