Ki-43-I

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RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Ki-43-I Hayabusa
ki_43_1.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/1.7/1.7BR
Class
1 personCrew
2.2 tTake-off weight
0.33 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 000 mCeiling
Nakajima Ha-45 type 99Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
630 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.7 mm Type 89 machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 200 / 2 013/1 290 / 2 164/430 / 721Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
200 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese fighter Ki-43-I. For other uses, see Ki-43 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Ki-43-I.jpg


The Ki-43-I Hayabusa is a rank II Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB) and 2.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.43.

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 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
476 461 9 000 14.2 15.0 11.8 11.8 120
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
517 495 9 000 13.8 14.0 19.6 15.3 120

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
450 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 370 < 350 < 450 > 318
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,000 m 970 hp 1,095 hp

Survivability and armour

The Ki-43 I is quite vulnerable, thanks to its lack of armour. Also, the fuel tanks are not self-sealing. They are located in the inner part of the wings, 2 on each side.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ki-43-I is armed with:

  • A choice between three presets:
    • 2 x 7.7 mm Type 89 army machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
    • 1 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 army machine gun, nose-mounted (270 rpg) + 1 x 7.7 mm Type 89 army machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)
    • 2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 army machine guns, nose-mounted (270 rpg = 540 total)

Usage in battles

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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 Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs Otsu mod.
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 12 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs Hei mod.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Turns quickly
  • Decent Speed
  • Good climb rate
  • Great Acceleration
  • Great roll rate
  • Reasonably powerful armament

Cons:

  • Doesn't turn as fast as the biplanes it typically faces
  • Stealth belts are the only viable belt to use for both Ho-103 & Type 89
  • Fragile frame
  • Easily set afire
  • Engine can be easily damaged
  • Lacks self-sealing fuel tanks
  • Absence of any armour protection
  • Ho-103 (12.7 mm) has an abysmal ammo capacity in Realistic and Simulator battles (540 total)

History

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Media

The Shooting Range #27 - Pages of History section at 03:22 discusses the Ki-43.

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

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Nakajima Aircraft Company (中島飛行機株式会社 )
Fighters  Ki-27 otsu · Ki-27 otsu Tachiarai
  Ki-43-I · Ki-43-II · Ki-43-III otsu
  Ki-44-I · Ki-44-I 34 · Ki-44-II otsu · Ki-44-II hei
  Ki-84 ko · Ki-84 otsu · Ki-84 hei
  Ki-87
Hydroplanes  A6M2-N*
Interceptors  J1N1 · J5N1
Bombers  B5N2
  B6N1 Model 11 · B6N2 Model 12 · B6N2a Model 12Ko
  G5N1 · G8N1
  Ki-49-I · Ki-49-IIa · Ki-49-IIb · Ki-49-IIb/L
Jet Fighters  Kikka
Captured  ␗Ki-27 otsu · ▃Ki-43-II · ␗Ki-43-III ko · ␗Ki-44-II hei · ␗Ki-84 ko
  *Refit of the Mitsubishi A6M2 mod. 11
See also  Fuji Heavy Industries (1957-2017)

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
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 wasn't heard of yet)