Ki-45 hei/tei (China)

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RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
␗Ki-45 hei/tei Toryu
ki-45_hei_tei_china.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/3.3/2.7BR
2 peopleCrew
5.4 tTake-off weight
6.00 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 900 mCeiling
2 х Mitsubishi Ha-102Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
712.5 km/hStructural
350 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm Ho-203 cannonWeapon 1
15 roundsAmmunition
300 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannonWeapon 2
200 roundsAmmunition
948 shots/minFire rate
20 mm Ho-3 cannonWeapon 3
100 roundsAmmunition
400 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.92 mm Type 98 machine gunTurret
1 050 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 150 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 900/2 130/1 400Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
290 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png270 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium Chinese twin-engine fighter Ki-45 hei/tei (China). For other versions, see Ki-45 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Ki-45 hei tei (China).jpg


The ␗Ki-45 hei/tei Toryu is a premium rank II Chinese twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB) and 3.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack".

Being a classed as a heavy fighter, the Ki-45 isn't the best in the maneuverability category. However, for a heavy fighter, it maneuvers very well. It is even capable of out-turning aircraft such as the P-47D-25. Unlike heavy fighters of other nations, the Ki-45 series does not feature aircraft with large amounts of heavy weaponry. This is a major downside, considering how heavy fighters traditionally give up maneuverability and speed for armament. Instead, the Ki-45s utilize more of an equilibrium between maneuverability, speed, and armament. These are what makes the Ki-45 both a capable dog-fighter, and bomber hunter.

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 6,300 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ??? 9 900  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 520
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,300 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
590 570 9 900 23.7 24.0 23 19.5 520

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
450 ~11 ~7
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 360 < 320 < 450 > 330
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,800 m 1,040 hp 1,136 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,100 m 935 hp 1,021 hp

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ki-45 hei/tei (China) is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm Ho-203 army cannon, nose-mounted (15 rpg)
  • 1 x 20 mm Ho-3 army cannon, belly-mounted (100 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm Ho-5 army cannons, schrage-musik style (100 rpg = 200 total)

Defensive armament

The Ki-45 hei/tei (China) is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm Type 98 army machine gun, dorsal turret (1,050 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm Turret 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm New 7 mm MGs (turret)
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons New 37 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Highly powerful cannon combinations allows it to hunt down most bombers easily
  • Good manoeuvrability and climb rate for a heavy fighter- can out-turn aircraft like P-47
  • Acceptable top speed
  • 16.5 mm of armour in pilot's seat and added armour in the nose around cannon barrel
  • Twin-engine design- can fly back to base even with one engine damaged / destroyed
  • Capable of carrying 2 x 250 kg, unlike other Ki-45 variants, allowing to perform ground attack

Cons:

  • Beat in turn fights by some aircraft like Bf 109 F-4, A6M2 / 3
  • Prone to fuel and engine fires
  • Locks up at high speeds
  • Mediocre roll rate, gets worse as speed increases
  • Limited ammunition for all weapons
  • Lack of protection around fuel tanks, engines, and gunner
  • Long cannon reload for arcade
  • Pilot is exposed in head-ons
  • Very little anti-fighter capabilities

History

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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

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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

China twin-engine fighters and attackers
Twin-engine fighters  ␗Ki-45 hei/tei · ␗P-38L-1 · Mosquito FB.Mk.26
Attackers  ␗IL-10 (1946)

China premium aircraft
␗A6M2 · H-81A-2 · Hawk III · ␗Ki-45 hei/tei · Ki-84 ko · Shenyang F-5