Unique Japanese kamikaze planes
• Unique Japanese kamikaze planes
About Japanese kamikaze every child knows, but about the fact that these pilots were even developed special aircraft, aware not everyone. Fortunately, with the creation of one of the most inhumane weapons for their soldiers militarist state a little too late and did not have time to create too many machines.
The idea of aircraft for Kamikaze was very simple and in general is not so new. It was to put on a plane bomber pilot, body kits car to the max with explosives and send fanatical pilot to perform his last duty to sacrifice for the sake of victory over Japan's militarist allies. Kamikaze plane tried to ram any naval ship or object that has strategic value.
Today, it does not know so many people, but in 1945 for the needs of "retaliation pilots," a special plane was even developed in Japan. The machine is called Ki-115 Tsurugi. The plane was built quite quickly and had an incredibly simplified design, which is quite logical, because the flight at such car has always been one way. In fact they were guided missiles with people-in pilots.
It is important that in this case Ki-115 Tsurugi little looks different from the rest of the Japanese fighter planes of light class. We decided to do it as a reason. The machine had to be indistinguishable from the strike aircraft. Americans have always tried "vytselivat" kamikaze in the first place and bring them down even on the approach to the ship.
But the most important feature of the Ki-115 Tsurugi was that the plane was not able to sit on the ground. Did these planes made of wood and metal. The car was a small fuel tank, which is very often not filled until the end. Sometimes the amount of fuel even specifically calculated so that it was only enough to reach the place of the forthcoming battle. After takeoff chassis Ki-115 Tsurugi were dropped down. To plant a car did not crash it was impossible. Half of the fuselage held explosives, usually 800 kg bomb. Total Japanese managed to make 104 of these aircraft.