el cid again
Art and data for the Ki-90/Ju-90 is included in RHS Scenarios 125 and 129.
RHS comprehensive update 4.31
Aircraft slot 894
Art bitmaps slot 114
There is a flaw in the mask. Mifune is working on fixing it.
This aircraft was in fact well enough along in a proposed technology transfer
that the JAAF Ki-90 designation was assigned to it. But the conflict in Europe
caused Junkers to back out of it. In our non-strictly historical, Japan
Enhanced Scenarios, we assigned the project to Engineer Doctor Ernst Hoenkel,
who was residing in Japan at the time, supervising the building of an engine
factory which engine is suitable for the project, as well as an aircraft factory
for the He-100 (which, in the event, was not built - the engine factory ended up using
those German 1175 hp engines for Ki-61s eventually. Hoenkel also wanted to sell
the He-177, but although several versions were designed for two companies, Japan
wisely refused the original coupled engines. Half the projects had to wait too long
for more powerful engines. The other half took less time to redesign for four separate
engine mountings, but performance suffered, and it was still too long to win a production
award. The Navy G7 series and an Army H series of designs resulted. The He-177 was
probably the most technically advanced heavy bomber in the world at the time, but it
was messed up by the lack of a suitable high power engine, and a requirement it pretend
such a large aircraft could dive bomb (a tragic flaw if one really tried to fly it that
way). Hoenkel spent the late 30s in Japan, at Hitachi (a city as well as a company name).
The Ju-90 is a modified Ju-89, and it had also begun modification for Germany when Japan
became interested. Many bombers of the era were based on transport. The Hudson was in
fact the first mass produced aircraft in the world, a slightly modified Lockheed transport
Does anyone have art work for JU 89 or the JU 90? Would you be willing to share it
Also does anyone know the range for a Me 110D3?
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