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COBI NAKAJIMA KI-49 HELEN

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Description

The Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (呑龍, “Storm Dragon”) was a twin-engine Japanesebomber aircraft of World War II. The type was designed to carry daylight bombingmissions, without the protection of escort fighters. Consequently, while its official name, Army Type 100 Heavy Bomber, was accurate in regard to its formidable defensive armament and armor, these features also restricted the Ki 49 to payloads comparable to those of lighter medium bombers – the initial production variant could carry only 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of bombs.


A mid-wing, cantilever monoplane of all-metal construction, the Ki-49 was one of the first Japanese aircraft fitted with a retractable tailwheel. During World War II, it was known to the Allies by the reporting name “Helen“.