Ki-45 hei/tei (China)

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Hunter FGA.9 PACK
␗Ki-45 hei/tei Toryu
General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
5.409 tTake-off weight
6 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9900 mCeiling
2 х Mitsubishi Ha-102Engine
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
1050 roundsAmmunition
1050 shots/minFire rate
1150 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4400/2500/1400Repair
10000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
270 × 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).


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.

This variant is a unusual hybrid between the hei and tei variants of the Ki-45. It has the fuselage mounted 20 mm Ho-3 cannon and lack of ordinance options of the former and the twin 20 mm Ho-5 cannons mounted behind the pilot in the "Schrage Musik" style of the latter. This makes it the most heavily armed Ki-45 currently available in the game, though it pays for this with a significantly higher battle rating. A great choice for bomber hunting, the low ammunition supplies make it unforgiving against fighters.

General info

Flight performance

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Max Speed
(km/h at 6,300 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ???  ??? 9900  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 520
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,300 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
590 570 9900 23.7 24.0 23 19.5 520


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
450 ~11 ~7
Optimal velocities
< 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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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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This variant of the Ki-45, the Ki-45 tei, features the first "schräge musik" armament of the series. Wielding one Ho-204 37 mm cannon and two Ho-5 20 mm cannons, the Ki-45 tei is the definition of a bomber hunter. It's 37 mm cannon allows the Toryu to take down bombers with ease, and its dual 20 mm cannons allow for even more flexibility in the bomber hunting department. Although deadly, the 37 mm cannon only holds 15 rounds, so shot placement is crucial. The round itself also travels fairly slowly in the air, making it hard to hit fast moving enemy fighters. The 20 mm cannons are best used in a secondary weapon role, as they are fixed at an upward angle. To use these weapons, one must bind a key to them via the in-game controls menu (it is on the first page that comes up, basic). Unique to the tei model, this Ki-45's ground attack role is improved due to the ability to equip bombs.

The Ki-45 tei also retains its impressive turn rate from the Ki-45 otsu. Although the aircraft itself is large and presents an "easy target" in many players' minds, the Ki-45 is rather nimble. Use this to your advantage when engaging enemy aircraft. Unfortunately, the Ki-45 is a heavy fighter, meaning its turn time is still not on par with other aircraft such as the F2A-3. In certain cases, the Ki-45 pilot may have to rely on his or her tail gunner to get the job done. The "tei" version of the Ki-45 features a 7.92 mm Type 98 machine gun with 1050 rounds. Although lacklustre, with shot placement it is possible to destroy enemies on the aircraft's tail. Aim for the pilot or the engine, as those are generally the weakest points on most aircraft. If the tailing enemy is a bi-plane, aim for the wings since they are very fragile.

The Toryu is also rather fragile for a heavy fighter. Although it does feature two engines, the Ki-45 does not have very much armour protection. Only the back of the pilot's seat and the nose has armour, leaving both the gunner and engines unprotected. This can prove costly in a fight. If one does find him or herself tailed, call upon teammates for assistance.

  • In simulator, the Ki-45 has a decent frontal view with large pieces of glass in front, on top and to the sides, ensuring great visibility. The gunsight has enough room under, allowing easy tracking and leading of targets. However the side views are terrible as the wings & engines block out most of the view downwards, and a thick frame blocks out the upper area, as a result the common way of circling above an area to spot something is extremely limited. Rear visibility is almost non existent with the entire tail obstructed by the headset.

Manual Engine Control

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


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
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons


  • 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


  • 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


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See also

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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-102 otsu
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