Continuing the RTAF Museum Ki-55 'more than' walkaround from the first instalment here is the next instalment of 21 photographs related to the engine. The image above shows the left side of the cowling seen from the rear and of special note is the gap between the cowling edge and the fuselage.
Engine face seen from lower right
Engine data plate
Engine front lower
Huck starter lug on spinner
Engine upper left - note gun tube and ring in cowling
Engine detail lower right
Engine detail upper right - note air intake between cylinders
Engine detail upper left - note air intake between cylinders
Engine detail upper left
Engine detail lower centre
Exhaust outlet left side of cowling
Engine starting crank handle aperture left side of cowling
Auxiliary exhaust lower front centre of cowling
Auxiliary exhaust lower rear centre of cowling - note small intake
Auxiliary exhaust from right - note shielded intake in wing centre section
Cowling lower right side
Exhaust outlet right side of cowling - note different shape to left side!
View of wing centre section - jack points in red - note flaps
View towards lower cowling from rear
Rear of cowling from right side
With very special thanks and appreciation to Johan de Wolf, his wife Ms. Sasinee Sornimsart and the following staff of the Royal Thai Air Force Museum - Mr. Paitoon Lailerd, Mr Kiatisak Reunak and Ms Jariyaporn Somsaard. If referring to or re-posting these images online kindly attribute them © 2014 Johan de Wolf via Aviation of Japan and provide a reciprocal courtesy link to www.aviationofjapan.com thank you!
Image credit: © 2014 Johan de Wolf
Very nice walkaround, many thanks! I've made an extensive one of the Ki-100 of the RAF Museum and happy to share here if interested?
Yes please! Thanks Ronnie.
Great photos and very helpful to modellers. But, the thing that really disappoints me is that the RTAF Museum at Don Muang is only 650km from my doorstep and the RTAF Museum at Chiangmai's RTAF base is only 90km away - yet I still haven't been able to visit either.
One of the very, very few downsides to being a resident here. Sigh.
Keep up the great work.
Thanks for sharing your photos, Johan.
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