Ki-61-II

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RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Ki-61-II
ki_61_2_early.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.7/4.7/4.7BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.8 tTake-off weight
3.46 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 000 mCeiling
Kawasaki Ha-140Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
850 km/hStructural
330 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannonWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
800 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gunWeapon 2
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombSetup 1
2 x 100 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombSetup 2
2 x 250 kg Army Type 92 GPHE bombSetup 3
Economy
46 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 700 / 9 794/8 260 / 10 506/2 370 / 3 014Repair
43 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
820 Ge icon.pngAces
160 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
410 % Sl icon.png390 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese fighter Ki-61-II. For other uses, see Ki-61 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Ki-61-II.jpg


The Ki-61-II is a rank III Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows".

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 Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 605 587 11 000 21.1 21.7 9.9 550
Upgraded 649 625 19.2 20.0 16.4 12.8

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 + -
850 330 500 500 300 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 360 < 350 < 460 > 323
Compressor Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
Setting 1 5,700 m 1,250 hp 1,389 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

The Ki-61-II is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannons, nose-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine guns, wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)

Suspended armament

The Ki-61-II can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombs (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombs (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg Army Type 92 GPHE bombs (500 kg total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

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 12 mm 7 in (mod20)
II Compressor Airframe Offensive 20 mm 10 in (mod24)
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs 12 in (mod30)
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good turn
  • Good energy retention when manoeuvring
  • Lower wing loading than its Allied opponents, allowing smart use of vertical manoeuvres at medium altitude
  • Easy to learn MEC with
  • Can reach >500km/h IAS at sea level and with good use of MEC
  • Near-infinite WEP with MEC
  • Quite average in all aspects as a fighter

Cons:

  • Doesn't climb very fast
  • Overheats quickly without MEC
  • Ailerons compress seriously above 550km/h
  • Faces many superior planes in an uptier - weaknesses of the enemies must be exploited to defeat them

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 Kawasaki Kokuki Kogyo K.K.)
Biplane Fighters  Ki-10-I · Ki-10-I C · Ki-10-II · Ki-10-II C
Fighters  Ki-61-I hei · Ki-61-I ko · Ki-61-I otsu · Ki-61-I tei · Ki-61-II · Ki-100 · Ki-100-II
Twin-engine Fighters  Ki-45 hei · Ki-45 ko · Ki-45 otsu · Ki-45 tei · Ki-96 · Ki-108
Attackers  Ki-102 otsu
Bombers  Ki-32
Captured  ␗Ki-45 hei/tei · ␗Ki-61-I otsu · ▃Ki-61-Ib

Japan fighters
A5M  A5M4 · Hagiri's A5M4
A6M  A6M2 mod. 11 · A6M2 · A6M2-N · A6M3 · A6M3 mod. 22 · A6M3 mod. 22Ko · A6M5 · A6M5 Ko · A6M5 otsu
A7M  A7M1 (NK9H) · A7M2
F1M  F1M2
J2M  J2M2 · J2M3 · J2M4 Kai · J2M5 · J2M5 (30 mm)
J6K  J6K1
J7W  J7W1
N1K  N1K1 · N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja
Ki-10  Ki-10-I · Ki-10-I C · Ki-10-II · Ki-10-II C
Ki-27  Ki-27 otsu
Ki-43  Ki-43-I · Ki-43-II · Ki-43-III otsu
Ki-44  Ki-44-I · 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 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  A7He1 · ▅F4U-1A · ▅Bf 109 E-7 · ▅Fw 190 A-5