Ki-100

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This page is about the Japanese fighter Ki-100. For other versions, see Ki-61 (Family).
Ki-100
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GarageImage Ki-100.jpg
Ki-100
AB RB SB
4.0 3.7 3.7
Class:
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Description

The Ki-100 is a rank II Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB) and 3.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.61 "Road to Glory".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 6 000 m580 km/h
Turn time20 s
Max altitude10 000 m
EngineMitsubishi Ha-112-2
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight4 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 556 541 10000 20.8 21.7 10.1 10.1 350
Upgraded 605 580 19.5 20.0 18.8 13.8

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
850 330 477 448 300 ~15 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 370 < 350 < 410 > 330
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,000 m 1,350 hp 1,593 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,700 m 1,250 hp 1,475 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural850 km/h
Gear330 km/h
  • 13 mm steel plate behind the pilot seat and headrest

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 680 → 2 138 Sl icon.png
RB4 480 → 5 703 Sl icon.png
SB4 180 → 5 321 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications13 860 Rp icon.png
32 800 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost860 Ge icon.png
Crew training16 000 Sl icon.png
Experts55 000 Sl icon.png
Aces320 Ge icon.png
Research Aces250 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 230 / 240 % Sl icon.png
130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
safat12_belt_pack
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
7 in (mod20)
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
ho5_belt_pack
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
10 in (mod24)
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
ho103_new_gun
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
12 in (mod30)
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
ho5_new_gun
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 600 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannon
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate948 shots/min
Weapon 22 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min

The Ki-100 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannons, nose-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine guns, wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups3
List of setups
Setup 12 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bomb
Setup 22 x 100 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bomb
Setup 32 x 250 kg Army Type 92 GPHE bomb

The Ki-100 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombs (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombs (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg Army Type 92 GPHE bombs (500 kg total)

Usage in battles

This aircraft offers balanced performance characteristics that allow the pilot to choose how he wishes to fight in the Ki-100 and adapt to the combat situation as necessary. The performance of the Ki-100 is characterised by decent climb rate and manoeuvrability. The aircraft has good (but not the best) acceleration in a dive that makes it suitable for short range "boom and zoom" style attacks. The pilot should position the fighter around 1000 meters above a selected target, dive rapidly, fire a quick burst, and then pull away in a shallow climb to hold the plane's speed and escape. This is the safest way to conduct combat in the Ki-100, but there are other options available.

Against less manoeuvrable opponents, turn fighting can be a valid approach. Most German and American aircraft will not be able to out-turn you. However, turning combat is only advised when there are no other enemies around that could pounce on you while you are focused on your target. Do not manoeuvre for too long and avoid getting too slow, because your control surfaces will become less responsive. Then you will be a sitting duck for most other fighters.

With sufficient speed, the Ki-100 also has suitable energy retention characteristics for spiral climbs and other moves that can drain your opponent's energy. However, there are other fighters which are still superior in this regard.

Interceptors/Air defence: In higher altitudes you should be aware of this types of airplanes. They have good climb rate and speed but they are not very nimble. They will most likely try to head-on you and then run away. You can use nimble characteristics of your airplane to avoid this kind of attack. Most of them will not try to turn fight with you and you cant compete with your performance.

Bombers: You should avoid this kind of airplanes in higher altitudes or at least not engage them alone at start of match. Your low velocity cannons are not good enough for long range approach and going closer to them is dangerous gamble as Ki-100 is very fragile and vulnerable to fires.

Fighters: Thanks to your climb rate you will most of the time end up above them. That gives you very good opportunity for BnZ tactics. You should look after fighter that end up separated or those who are too focused chasing some of your teammates. This airplane also allow you to dog fight some of them but you should not end up in dog fight with lots of enemies since even small dose of fire can noticeably damage you. Low velocity armament also need skilled pilot against nimble opponents or in dog fights.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Nose-mounted Ho-5 cannons gives you better chance in head-ons
  • Flexible fighting style
  • Good climb rate and decent turn time
  • Doesn't lock up too badly at high speed

Cons:

  • No considerable strengths in performance

History

The Ki-100 was an fighter/interceptor which was developed from the Ki-61-II and the result of Japan's need to stop American bombing raids over the mainland. In October of 1944, the decision was made to fit 3 Ki-61s with Ha-112 radial engines, which were lighter and more reliable then the Ha-140 inline engine that the Ki-61 used. On February 1, 1945, the modified Ki-61 made its first flight, where it performed well. Continued testing throughout March and April proved that it outperformed the Ki-84, then considered the best fighter in the IJAAF's operation. In March 1945, because of its favorable performance, coupled with its much more reliable engine, it was ordered into production and given the Ki-100 designation. It began combat service on March 9, and was used mainly for its intended purpose until the Japanese surrender in 1945. A total of 396 were built.

Media

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See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Kawasaki Aircraft Industries (川崎航空機工業株式会社)
Biplane Fighters  Ki-10-I · Ki-10-I C · Ki-10-II · Ki-10-II C
Fighters  Ki-61-I ko · Ki-61-I otsu · Ki-61-I hei · Ki-61-I hei Tada's · Ki-61-I tei · Ki-61-II
  Ki-100 · Ki-100-II
Interceptors  Ki-45 ko · Ki-45 otsu · Ki-45 hei · Ki-45 tei
  Ki-96
  Ki-102 otsu
  Ki-108
Bombers  Ki-32
Captured  ␗Ki-45 hei/tei · ␗Ki-61-I otsu · ▃Ki-61-Ib

Japan fighters
Navy 
Carrier-based fighter 
A5M  A5M4 · Hagiri's A5M4
A6M  A6M2 mod. 11 · A6M2 · A6M3 · A6M3 mod. 22 · A6M3 mod. 22Ko · A6M5 · A6M5 Ko · A6M5 otsu · A6M5 Hei
A7He  A7He1*
A7M  A7M1 (NK9H) · A7M2
Land-based Fighter 
J2M  J2M2 · J2M3 · J2M4 Kai · J2M5 · J2M5 (30 mm)
J6K  J6K1
J7W  J7W1
N1K-J  N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja
Fighter seaplane 
N1K  N1K1
A6M-N  A6M2-N
Army 
Ki-10  Ki-10-I · Ki-10-I C · Ki-10-II · Ki-10-II C
Ki-27  Ki-27 otsu · Ki-27 otsu Tachiarai
Ki-43  Ki-43-I · Ki-43-II · Ki-43-III otsu
Ki-44  Ki-44-I · Ki-44-I 34 · Ki-44-II otsu · Ki-44-II hei
Ki-61  Ki-61-I ko · Ki-61-I otsu · Ki-61-I hei · Ki-61-I hei Tada's · Ki-61-I tei · Ki-61-II
Ki-84  Ki-84 ko · Ki-84 otsu · Ki-84 hei
Ki-87  Ki-87
Ki-94  Ki-94-II
Ki-100  Ki-100 · Ki-100-II
Other countries  ▅F4U-1A · ▅Bf 109 E-7 · ▅Fw 190 A-5
  *Imported designation of the He 112 (A6M was in development - A7M would take A7 designation after the cancelation of the A7He)