Initial secret name of the concept that became Kikka. ‘Kōkoku’ 興国 means ‘prosperous country’ or ‘making the country prosperous’ – the special weapons were expected to improve the war situation. Often incorrectly written as the identically pronounced word 皇国, which means ’empire’.

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Researcher of Japanese military vehicles, primarily interested in prototype aircraft and jet engines of World War II.

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