Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Allied Reporting Name 'Nick') - 5 Sentai, Kiyoshu Air Base, June 1945.
Nakajima J9N "Kikka"
Jet Engine Ne-20
The Ishikawajima Ne-20 was Japan's first turbojet engine. It was developed during World War II in parallel with the nation's first military jet, the Nakajima Kikka.
Nakajima J9N "Kikka" Development of the engine was troublesome, based on little more than photographs and a cut-away drawing; but a suitable unit, the Ishikawajima Ne-20, was finally built. By summer 1945, the Kikka project was making progress once again and at this stage, reflecting the deteriorating war situation, it is possible that the Navy considered employing the Kikka as a kamikaze weapon although the prospect was questionable due to the high cost and complexity associated with…
LOW PASS Bomber Japanese Mitsubishi G4M flying a few meters above the water, July 1945