Some of the historical documents related to Japanese jet/rocket engine development.
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January 13th, 1942
REACTION PROPULSION BY AXIAL FLOW AIR BLOWER
Tanegashima’s theoretical report on axial compressor jet.
April 9th, 1942
FREE PISTON TWO-STAGE-COMBUSTION INTERNAL COMBUSTION TURBINE AND TURBINE ROCKET
Tanegashima’s theoretical report on free-piston compound jet engine and turbojet.
October 10th, 1945
KI-201 AIRFRAME MANUAL (translated)
Ki-201 overall report reproduced by Nakajima after the war for US.
November 3rd, 1945
JAPANESE ROCKET DEVICES FOR ASSISTED TAKE-OFF FOR AIRCRAFT (JATO)
Overall US report on Japanese RATO developments.
November 6th, 1945
GTPR, TURBO SUPERCHARGER, AND JET ENGINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Tanegashima is questioned by the US about turboprop and general turbine developments.
November 9th, 1945
TURBOJETS AND ROCKET ENGINES (JAF)
US report about Japanese jet engines questioning Japanese Army personnel.
JAPANESE POWER PLANTS FOR JET PROPULSION
General US report about Japanese jet engines.