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General characteristics
1 personCrew
7.0 tTake-off weight
7.99 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
14 000 mCeiling
Nakajima Ha-219 RuEngine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
850 km/hStructural
280 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 30 mm Ho-155 cannonWeapon 1
200 roundsAmmunition
450 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannonWeapon 2
400 roundsAmmunition
948 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombSetup 1
2 x 250 kg Army Type 92 GPHE bombSetup 2
Sl icon.png10 000 / 12 790/11 000 / 14 069/3 900 / 4 988Repair
68 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
240 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
172 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
350 % Sl icon.png380 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Ki-94-II.jpg

The Ki-94-II is a gift Rank IV Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica" in the "Operation S.U.M.M.E.R." event of 2017 after earning 13 pilot Marks of Distinction.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 12,000 m)
Max altitude


Turn time


Rate of climb


Take-off run


Stock 687 673 14 000 24.6 25.1 11.6 13.5 600
Upgraded 748 720 21.8 23.0 21.8 17.0


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
850 280  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

There is limited armor protection for the pilot and other modules, but the coverage is not high. All the main modules - engine, fuel tanks, oil coolers - are located in the front of the fuselage and the inner part of the wings. This means the modules would likely absorb bullets coming from the front before they could harm the pilot, but the aircraft would likely be crippled after that. From the rear there are no major modules, but that also leaves the pilot very vulnerable from the rear.

  • 70 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
  • 8.5 mm Steel plate in the nose, behind engine


Offensive armament

The Ki-94-II is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm Ho-155 cannon, wing-mounted (100 rpg = 200 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannon, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Suspended armament

The Ki-94-II can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

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

Usage in battles

The Tachikawa Ki-94-II should be used as a Boom & Zoomer and a Boom & Runner depending on the situation. The Ki-94-II should be above all enemy aircraft in order to Boom & Zoom. When used as a Boom & Zoomer, set the throttle to 20%-50%. The reason behind that is the Ki-94-II's engine response to throttle change from 0% to 100% or WEP is poor, it takes 5 seconds or more for the engine to go back to full power which can be a leave the plane really vulnerable if you're trying to climbing back to altitude without engine power. If you meet players at your height, that's when Boom & Run comes into place. After going head-on with them (if you do), do not turn back to them. Level your plane out and keep flying straight to gain speed and keep doing that until the enemy pilot turns away. After that, climb more then resume Boom & Zoom.

The Ki-94-II has a powerful engine, producing up to 2,440 hp in-game. It has long wings which resemble the ones of the Ta 152. The Ki-94-II's elevator is very responsive at 500-700 kph which is impressive for a prop aircraft. However, the climb rate of the Ki-94-II is abysmal without modifications. With all modifications, it can climb with P-47s. The Ki-94-II is a durable plane, it can take quite a few hits to its airframe without dying immediately. However, the fuel tanks are not well-protected, so expect them to get lit on fire fairly easily.

The Ki-94-II's main role is bomber intercepting but it can also be used as a fighter. As said earlier, the Ki-94-II should climb above all enemies by side-climbing to Boom & Zoom. Boom & Run is used if you and another enemy are at the same altitude, level the plane out and keep flying straight until the enemy turns away. Stick to your teammates in case you need help.

Spitfires are your worse enemy. They climb and turn better. P-47s can be problematic, but the Ki-94-II can out-turn them with proper use of flaps, elevator keys and throttle control. P-51Ds can also be an issue of the pilots behind them know what they're doing. Bombers such as the B-17, the B-24 and the B-29 are not much of a threat as the Ki-94-II's main role is to intercept them, however look out for their gunners as they can be deadly.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
No auto control
No auto control
Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm 7 in (mod20)
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 30 mm 12 in (mod30)
IV Engine injection Cover New 30 mm cannons

Pros and cons


  • Very good firepower, 30mm cannon bests Brownings at velocity
  • Efficient ammunition usage thanks to slow firing cannons and having more ammo than other rank IV Japanese fighters
  • Good roll rate
  • High red-line speed of over 800 kph
  • Excellent at high speed turning, retains good control and energy at speed
  • Strong and effective flaps


  • Horrible stock performance
  • Default belts for the 20mm is not good, although 30mm is decent
  • Engine response to throttle is poor; takes approximately 5 or more seconds for the engine to go back to full power after setting it from 0% to 100% or WEP
  • Mediocre acceleration overall
  • Mediocre climb rate compared to planes at battle rating
  • Is bested by most fighters unless at extremely high altitudes


The Ki-94-II was Tachikawa Aircraft Company Ltd's response to the Japanese Imperial Army Air Force demands for a fast, high altitude interceptor featuring heavy armament as soon as Japanese intelligence learned about the B-29 to counter the B-29 raids as the aircraft available at that time for the IJAAF were inadequate to combat B-29s. The Ki-94-II was developed from the original Ki-94; the Ki-94-I which was an experimental high altitude interceptor with 2 propellers and a twin-tailed boom configuration (such as the tail of the Venom and the Vampire), one was a normal propeller on the front and the other was a pusher prop on the back. The Ki-94-II was created by Tatsuo Hasegawa. There were 2 prototypes of the Ki-94-II, one was fitted with a 4-blade propeller and the other one was to be fitted with a 6-blade propeller however the war ended before any of the prototypes made their maiden flight so the project was cancelled. The aircraft had 2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannons and 2 x 30 mm Ho-155-I cannons, 150 rpg per 20 mm and 30 mm, 600 rounds in total.


  • "Spotted Camouflage", given to owners when total tasks completed by community reaches 3,500,000 during the event.


See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Tachikawa Aircraft Company, Limited (立川飛行機株式会社 Tachikawa Hikōki Kabushiki Kaisha)
Fighters  Ki-94-II

Japan fighters
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
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)