The Kawasaki Ki-5 was an inverted gull-wing cantilever monoplane designed in 1933 in an attempt to produce a Japanese fighter equal to the Hawker Fury or the Boeing P-26A, and to replace the Nakajima Army Type 91 Fighter and the Kawasaki Army Type 92 Fighter. The prototype was tested by the Army in 1934, and was rejected because of poor manoeuvrability. Work on the Ki-5 ended late in the summer of 1934, and in September Kawasaki was asked to develop a high performance biplane, which emerged as the Kawasaki Ki-10 Army Type 95 Fighter.
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