FANDOM


G8N

A captured G8N in US colors.

The Nakajima G8N Renzan was a Japanese four engine heavy bomber employed late in the war.

History

The G8N came about after the failure of the G5N Shinzan. Nakajima was requested to create a new heavy bomber by the Imperial Japanese Navy in February 1943.[1] The first example was completed in late 1944, and first flew on 23 October of that year. 64 were planned to be produced, but only 4 were completed before the project was cancelled due to lack of materials. Captured examples were later tested by the United States and found to have good performance.[1]

As only four G8Ns were built, there were no variants.

Specifications

  • Powerplant: Four Nakajima NK9K-L Homare 24 engines
  • Top speed: 368 mph
  • Range: 4,639 miles
  • Ceiling: 33,465 ft
  • Crew: 10
  • Empty weight: 38,400 lbs
  • Length: 75 ft 3 in
  • Height: 23 ft 7 in
  • Wingspan: 106 ft 9 in
  • Armament: Six 20 mm cannons, four machine guns, 4,000 kg (8,818 lbs) of bombs.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://wwiivehicles.com/japan/aircraft/bomber/nakajima-g8n-renzan-rita-bomber.asp

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.