The Kawasaki Ki-174 was an obscure version of the Ki-48 twin-engine light bomber, probably designed as a single-seat suicide aircraft. In October 1944 work began on the Ki-48-IIb-Kai Type 99 special attack aircraft, a two-man version of the Ki-48 that carried a 1,764lb explosive charge internally, triggered by a long fuse-pole that extended from the nose. The Ki-174 is known to have been a single-seat special attack aircraft, and was probably similar to the Ki-48-IIb Kai, but with an increased payload. No Ki-174s are known to have been built.
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (7 October 2010), Kawasaki Ki-174 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_kawasaki_ki-174.html
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