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The Mitsubishi Ki-147 I-Gо̄ Model 1 Kо̄ was a radio-guided air-to-surface missile used by Japan in World War II. Rather than the pulsejet engine used by the V-1 and JB-2 Rockets, the Ki-147 relied on a rocket motor powered by catalyzed hydrogen peroxide. Two variants were produced: "I-Gо̄ A" with a 800 kg warhead, and "I-Gо̄ B" with a 300 kg warhead, both with otherwise similar specifications.

The "I-Gо̄ A" was to be launched from a Ki-48 light bomber, and steered towards the target the remainder of the way. American intelligence reports suspected that the missile was intended for anti-ship use when kamikaze strikes proved ineffective. Despite a final standoff distance of 4km, the design was withdrawn when planners surmised that the planes carrying the bombs would themselves be vulnerable to attack.[1]


Battlefield VEdit

The Ki-147 Rocket is a Squad Reinforcement featured in Battlefield V. It was introduced in the fifth Tides of War chapter, War In The Pacific. The I-Go is available for the Imperial Japanese Army and is the equivalent of the US/UK JB-2 Rocket and German V-1 Rocket.

Although identical in call-in cost, power and flight speed as its contemporaries, the Ki-147 sounds notably different to the JB-2, more akin to a conventional jet engine. This allows players on Pacific maps to determine if an incoming missile is friendly or enemy solely based on the noise it makes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Japanese Guided Missiles - US Naval Technical Mission to Japan, www.fischer-tropsch.org
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