Ki-108

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RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Ki-108
ki_108.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/3.7/3.7BR
1 personCrew
7.6 tTake-off weight
8.57 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
13 000 mCeiling
2 х Nakajima Ha-112-II RuEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
762 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm Ho-204 cannonWeapon 1
35 roundsAmmunition
360 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannonWeapon 2
400 roundsAmmunition
948 shots/minFire rate
Economy
36 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
140 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 600 / 5 929/5 490 / 7 076/1 970 / 2 539Repair
39 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
140 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
590 Ge icon.pngAces
148 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
330 % Sl icon.png340 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Ki-108.jpg


The Ki-108 is a rank III Japanese twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB) and 3.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm".

General info

Flight performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 8,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 597 580 13 000 22.1 22.9 8.4 8.4 600
Upgraded 649 622 20.4 21.0 16.9 12.1

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 + -
762 310 460 460 260 ~10 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 360 < 400 < 400 > 312

Survivability and armour

  • 12 mm Steel - Pilot's headrest
  • 12 mm Steel - Pilot's backrest

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ki-108 is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm Ho-204 cannon, nose-mounted (35 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannons, chin-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons
III Wings repair Engine New 37 mm cannons
IV Engine injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful armaments
  • Decent climbrate

Cons:

  • Serious overheating issues even without WEP
  • The 37 mm are inaccurate even once upgraded
  • Low ammo counts; require trigger discipline
  • Poor roll rates at low and high speeds
  • Highly flammable

History

Development of the Ki-108 began in April 1943 after Kawasaki wanted to fulfil a standing requirement with the Japanese Army for a heavy interceptor that initially began with the Ki-45 heavy fighter series. The Ki-108's design was derived mostly from the previous Ki-102 project and took some elements of the Ki-96 as well, effectively combining the two designs into one. After the first B-29 Superfortress bombers made their appearance over the Japanese home islands, the need for such a high-altitude interceptor became even more emphasized. Two Ki-102 otsu airframes were taken from the assembly line in 1944 to produce the initial Ki-108 prototypes. Compared to the Ki-102, which was intended as a low-altitude attack aircraft, the Ki-108 was an interceptor meant for high altitude operations. To allow for this, the Ki-108's cockpit had to be significantly reduced in size and was to be hermetically sealed. This effectively turned the Ki-108 into a single-seater, reduced weight and decreased the strain on the engines all at the same time, which allowed for better performance at higher altitudes.

The two initial prototypes were completed in July and August 1944, respectively. An improved version of the Ki-108 was designed based around the Ki-102 Hei, featuring a wider wingspan and a longer fuselage, in an effort to improve high-altitude handling. Two examples of the Ki-108 Kai variant were built and subsequently tested in 1945. However, the worsening war situation for Japan prematurely concluded testing of the type and both versions never left prototype stage, yet alone seeing combat. A total of four Ki-108s were manufactured between 1944 - 1945.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

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  • 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 twin-engine fighters and attackers
Navy 
Land-based Fighter 
J1N  J1N1
J5N  J5N1
Army 
Ki-45  Ki-45 ko · Ki-45 otsu · Ki-45 hei · Ki-45 tei
Ki-83  Ki-83
Ki-96  Ki-96
Ki-102  Ki-102 otsu
Ki-108  Ki-108
Ki-109  Ki-109