Ki-109

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Ki-109
ki_109.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.3/4.3/4.7BR
3 peopleCrew
8.6 tEmpty weight
10.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 300 mCeiling
sec33.3/33.3/32.0Turn Time
162 km/hStalling speed
2 х Mitsubishi Ha-104Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
650 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
75 mm Type 88 cannonWeapon 1
15 roundsAmmunition
21 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
12.7 mm Ho-104 machine gunTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
50 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
190 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 496 / 2 030/1 431 / 1 941/1 180 / 1 601Repair
55 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
190 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.54 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

The Ki-109 in the garage


The Ki-109 is a Rank III Japanese twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB) and 4.3 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A".

Based on the Mitsubishi Ki-67 'heavy' bomber, the Ki-109 was designed as an interceptor in an attempt to counter the American bombing raids that devastated Japan. It is armed with a 75 mm anti-aircraft gun modified for aircraft use, and almost all defensive armament from the bomber version has been stripped, except for the tail turret, in order to maximise performance.

Ingame, the Ki-109 functions much as it was intended to in reality. The 75 mm gun is effective against bombers, but struggles to hit small agile targets such as fighters. Its own defensive armament is very poor, and it should avoid combat with fighters at all costs. Alternatively, the 75 mm gun is also effective against tanks if a clean hit can be obtained.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 9 300  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 9 300  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
650 300  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.

Defensive armament

Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful 75 mm gun, effective against bombers and tanks.
  • Relatively good performance and agility for its size.
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks.

Cons:

  • No forward-firing armament besides 75 mm gun.
  • Very low rate-of-fire for the 75 mm gun.
  • Extremely weak defensive armament.
  • No armour besides the 75 mm gun cradle.

History

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Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

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


Japan twin-engine fighters and attackers
Twin-engine fighters  Ki-83 · Ki-108
Interceptors  J1N1 · Ki-45 ko Toryu · Ki-45 otsu Toryu · Ki-45 hei Toryu · Ki-45 tei Toryu · Ki-96 · Ki-109
Attackers  Ki-102 otsu