A Serious Record-Setter

This Week’s Hints to help you along:

  • Built by an unlikely company in an unexpected place.
  • Highly streamlined — for speed records or for something else.
  • Massive in size with a huge wing and tail — a giveaway there?
  • Plagued by autopilot problems in its first record attempts.

So do you know what this aircraft is?




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2 thoughts on “A Serious Record-Setter

  1. nico braas says:

    Looks like a Japanese long distance plane. However, I am not familiar with pre-World War II Japanese types. This could be the Koken-Ki, built by the Tokyo Gas and Electricity Industry, known as ‘Gasuden’.

    Am I right?

  2. Bernard says:

    I would tend to agree with you Nico Braas, it is a Koken-Ki made by Tokyo Gasu Denki.


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