The Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka was a desperate attempt during the Second World War by the Japanese to damage enemy ships through a suicide "Kamikaze' attack. The Ohka model 11 had a rocket engine and "human guidance" and a large warhead in the nose. It was usually carried underneath a Mitsubishi G4M2e "Betty"  to within range of its target. On release, the pilot would first glide towards the target and when close enough he would fire the Ohka's three solid-fuel rockets and fly very fast to the target. The warhead would explode on impact.

The Ohka model 22 had a reciprocating more conventional jet engine but this type never was used operational.


              Model 11 with rocket engines

Ohka model 11

This exhibit was seen in the Pima Air and Space museum, Tucson, USA. It is unclear if it a model or real Ohka.

Photographed 2013 by Cees Hendriks, (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

  • OKHA-1
  • OKHA-2
  • OKHA-3
  • OKHA-4
  • OKHA-5
  • OKHA-6
  • OKHA-7
  • ohka-drawing

Ohka model 22

The Kugisho Ohka model 22 had a reciprocating more conventional jet engine and dates from 1945. It is on a unique display at the Smithsonian annex Dulles museum in Washington DC.

Photographed december 2015 by Cees Hendriks, (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

  • MXY-7-OKHA-1
  • MXY-7-OKHA-10
  • MXY-7-OKHA-11
  • MXY-7-OKHA-12
  • MXY-7-OKHA-2
  • MXY-7-OKHA-3
  • MXY-7-OKHA-4
  • MXY-7-OKHA-5
  • MXY-7-OKHA-6
  • MXY-7-OKHA-7
  • MXY-7-OKHA-8
  • MXY-7-OKHA-9

Several scale models of the Ohka have been issued like the small 1/72 Hasegawa kit, in 1/48 kits of FineMoulds, Kora, Oz Models  and in 1/32 of HPH resin.


This walkaround was first created October 2014 by M. de Vreeze