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Friday, September 23, 2016

Nakajima Aircraft Company

Honda S Dream Streamliner
Honda has built a car to try and capture a land speed record for some limited displacement class. They exceeded 260 MPH using a 660 cc engine. The engine is similar to the one they use in their S660 sports car. Never heard of the S660? That's because it is a tiny Kei car, which aren't exported to the USA.

Kei cars originated after WW2.

The Nakajima Aircraft Company produced aircraft up till the end of WW2. Then, since they had no other business and the Allies said 'no more airplanes', they closed up shop. The engineers needed something to do, and since they were prohibited from building airplanes, they turned their hand to building Subaru micro-cars.

Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa fighter
The Nakajima Ki-43 was called Oscar by the Allies. Almost 6,000 were produced.

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