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Offline AndrewF

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Re: WiP +++ Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2020, 08:40:24 am »
Yup, that would not be a feasible carrier based design. Something like a somewhat modified P-38 would do i guess, but not that center line pusher prop thing... Only if it had a big, and i mean, BIG, triangular hook, almost like the cable that first was used on the catapult systems... one end connected to each boom and the hook would be locked underneath the center point of the horizontal stab... that might work but still, the booms would have to be very sturdy, wouldn't they?

I just found this and thought of this thread. Bizarre to SO8000 Narval...
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Yep, I am/was aware of the (visual) similarity with the Narval - even though the latter was a much bigger aircraft and even intended for carrier operations (even though the prototype was only land-based)! Too sad that there's AFAIK no decent kit of this aircraft.

What I find interesting is that it was powered by a liquid-cooled Jumo 213 V12, and the cooling system has very effectively been integrated into the hull.