TYPE: Interceptor fighter. Project.
ACCOMMODATION: Pilot only
POWER PLANT: One Kawasaki Ha-40 liquid-cooled engine, rated at 1,175 hp
PERFORMANCE: 370 mph at 15,950 ft (estimated)
COMMENT: The Nakajima Ki-62 was a light fighter designed in 1941 to compete with the Kawasaki Ki-61 “Hien”. Although this design appeared to be promising, its development was discontinued to enable Nakajima to concentrate on production of their Ki-63 “Hayabusa” and Ki-44 “Shoki” fighters. Later, the Ki-62’s data and design features were incorporated in the Nakajima Ki-84 “Hayate” design (Ref.: 1).