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The Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryū (屠龍, "Dragon Slayer" according to some, "Dragon" according to others) was a two-seat, twin-engine fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF) in World War II. The army gave it the designation "Army Type 2 Two-Seat Fighter"; the Allied reporting name was "Nick".

Bibliography[]

  • "陸軍2式複座戦闘機「屠龍」/ rikugun 2-shiki fuku-za sentōki `toryū' / Army Type 2 two-seat fighter Toryu". 世界の傑作機 / Sekai-no Kessaku-ki / Famous Airplanes of the World, #21. Tokyo: Bunrindo, 1990. ISBN 4-89319-018-0.
  • Francillon, Ph.D., René J. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-370-30251-6.
  • Francillon, Ph.D., René J. 'The Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Aircraft in Profile no. 105)'. Leatherhead, Surrey, UK: Profile Publications Ltd., 1966.
  • Green, William. Warplanes of the Second World War, Volume Three: Fighters. London: Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1961 (seventh impression 1973). ISBN 0-356-01447-9.
  • Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. WW2 Aircraft Fact Files: Japanese Army Fighters, part 2. London: Macdonald and Janes's, 1977. ISBN 0-354-01068-9.

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