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ManufacturerTachikawa Aircraft Company Limited
Primary RoleOther
Maiden Flight7 January 1935


ww2dbaseAdopted for service in 1935, the Ki-9 trainer aircraft, designated as the Type 95-1 Medium Grade Trainer Model A, were Japanese Army trainers used for intermediate-level student pilots; a stability issue with the Ki-9 design prevented the aircraft from being used by entry-level students. Production of these aircraft continued through the very end of the war; of the about 2,700 examples built, most (2,395) were built by the Tachikawa Aircraft Company between 1934 and 1942, while smaller firms in Japan and in the Japanese-sponsored puppet state of Manchukuo completing the remainder. A small number of Ki-9 aircraft were fitted with glass canopies for use as transports.

ww2dbaseThe Allied code name for Ki-9 aircraft was "Spruce".

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Jul 2012

Ki-9 Timeline

7 Jan 1935 The prototype Ki-9 trainer aircraft took its first flight.


MachineryOne Hitachi Ha-13a radial engine rated at 350hp
Span10.32 m
Length7.90 m
Height3.10 m
Wing Area24.50 m²
Weight, Empty1,120 kg
Weight, Maximum1,580 kg
Speed, Maximum240 km/h
Speed, Cruising150 km/h
Service Ceiling5,800 m


Ki-9 aircraft at rest, Japan, 1934-1935Captured Ki-9 aircraft at airfield K-1 in South Korea, 1951, photo 1 of 2
See all 3 photographs of Ki-9

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