Ki-94-II

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Ki-94-II
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GarageImage Ki-94-II.jpg
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Ki-94-II
AB RB SB
5.7 6.0 5.7
Class:
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Description

The Ki-94-II is a gift rank IV Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/SB) and 6.0 (RB). 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

Max speed
at 12 000 m720 km/h
Turn time23 s
Max altitude14 000 m
EngineNakajima Ha-219 Ru
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight7 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 12,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 687 673 14000 24.6 25.1 11.6 13.5 600
Upgraded 748 720 21.8 23.0 21.8 17.0

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 + -
850 280 580 471 280 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 510 < 450 < 460 > 324

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural850 km/h
Gear280 km/h

There is limited armour 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 - Armoured windscreen
  • 8.5 mm Steel plate in the nose, behind engine

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 200 → 5 380 Sl icon.png
RB12 000 → 15 371 Sl icon.png
SB11 290 → 14 462 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications52 700 Rp icon.png
90 900 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training57 000 Sl icon.png
Experts200 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 280 / 450 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 700 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 700 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
ho5_belt_pack
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
7 in (mod20)
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
ho5_new_gun
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 900 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
ho155_belt_pack
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 700 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
12 in (mod30)
Research:
3 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 700 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
ho155_new_gun
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 30 mm Ho-155 cannon
Ammunition200 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min
Weapon 22 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannon
Ammunition400 rounds
Fire rate948 shots/min

The Ki-94-II is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Number of setups2
List of setups
Setup 12 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bomb
Setup 22 x 250 kg Army Type 92 GPHE bomb

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 km/h 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
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very good firepower, 30 mm 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 km/h
  • Excellent at high speed turning, retains good control and energy at speed
  • Strong and effective flaps

Cons:

  • 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

History

The Ki-94-II was Tachikawa Aircraft Company'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.

Media

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

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)
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