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General characteristics
1 personCrew
4.4 tTake-off weight
7.47 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
13 000 mCeiling
Nakajima Homare 42Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
780 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 2 cannonWeapon 1
1 200 roundsAmmunition
490 shots/minFire rate
2 x 13.2 mm Type 3 machine gunWeapon 2
400 roundsAmmunition
798 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bombSetup 1
2 x 250 kg Navy Type 98 Number 25 bombSetup 2
Sl icon.png9 120/5 260/2 260Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
420 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
178 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
310 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png270 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png


The J6K1 is a gift rank IV Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB) and 6.3 (SB). It was introduced during Update 1.95 "Northern Wind" as a reward for the 2019 winter event Operation F.R.O.S.T.

General info

Flight performance

The J6K is an excellent air superiority fighter at its tier that can easily compete with its contemporaries. Originally designed as an interceptor to counter the legendary B-29, it performs the best at altitude and mounts an insane amount of weapons for its size and class at the cost of lower ammunition per gun. Despite the weight of the aircraft, it retains superb maneuverability, climb rate and top speed which turn it into an enemy's nightmare when piloted well.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 10,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 664 645 13 000 18.2 19.2 12.4 400
Upgraded 710 686 17.8 18 20 16


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
520 280 ___ ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 390 < 390 < 470 > 324
Compressor Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
Setting 1 1,000 m 2,000 hp 2,190 hp
Setting 2 4,500 m 1,785 hp 1,955 hp
Setting 3 9,000 m 1,578 hp 1,728 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.


Offensive armament

The J6K1 is armed with:

  • 6 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 2 cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 1,200 total)
  • 2 x 13.2 mm Type 3 machine guns, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

The J6K1 Jinpu is an ostensibly well-armed aircraft, boasting the most cannons of any Japanese aircraft. Although the Type 99 Model 2's lack the stopping power of the Type 5/Ho-155 typically mounted on tier IV Japanese aircraft, they can do the job well when aimed accurately.

The Type 3 HMG's are reasonable spotting weapons that have similar muzzle velocity to the 20 mm's and are quite accurate, allowing for easy follow-up shots. One should not rely on the HMG's as they deal negligible damage.

Suspended armament

The J6K1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 4 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 bombs (240 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg Navy Type 98 Number 25 bombs (500 kg total)

Usage in battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
3 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons


  • Excellent armament (best belts are universal/stealth for the 20mm and ground targets/universal on the 13mm)
  • Good climb rate, usually on par or above the best allied fighters except the A2D
  • Strong wings, can pull up to 12G at high speed
  • Reasonably fast for a Japanese fighter
  • Very good energy retention
  • Good acceleration
  • Effective combat flaps and rudder
  • Reasonable cockpit visibility despite a few bars


  • A bit fragile due to lack of armour, pilot is very vulnerable too
  • Extreme lock up of rudder and ailerons
  • Vne (never exceed speed) is 780 km/h TAS
  • Can face early jets, the A2D is a common opponent too and can easily outrun you


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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

Kawanishi Aircraft Company
Fighters  N1K1 · N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja · J6K1
Bombers  H6K4 · H8K2 · H8K3

Japan fighters
A5M  A5M4 · Hagiri's A5M4
A6M  A6M2 mod. 11 · A6M2 · A6M3 · A6M3 mod. 22 · A6M3 mod. 22Ko · A6M5 · A6M5 Ko · A6M5 otsu
A7M  A7M1 (NK9H) · A7M2
J2M  J2M2 · J2M3 · J2M4 Kai · J2M5 · J2M5 (30 mm)
N1K  N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja
J7W  J7W1
Hydroplanes  F1M2 · A6M2-N · N1K1
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

Japan premium aircraft
Light fighters  Hagiri's A5M4 · Ki-44-II otsu
Naval fighters  ▅F4U-1A · A7M1 (NK9H) · A6M5 Ko
Fighters  A7He1 · ▅Bf 109 E-7 · Ki-100-II · ▅Fw 190 A-5 · J2M4 Kai · J2M5 · Ki-87
Twin-engine fighters  Ki-96
Bombers  Ki-21-I hei · H8K3 · ▅B-17E

Winter events
2019  Operation F.R.O.S.T.
Pilot stars  TIS MA · J6K1
Tanker stars  QF 3.7 Ram · Merkava Mk.2B
Sailor stars  94 ft PT-811 · Type 1924 Jaguar
2018  Festive Quest
Pilot stars  M.B.152C1 · Fw 190 C
Tanker stars  SU-85A · T30
2017  Festive Quest
Pilot christmas toys  P-40C · NC.900
Tanker christmas toys  AEC Mk.II · Ersatz M10
2016  Winter Holiday
Pilot stages  Ki-21-I hei · Me 262 A-2a
Tanker stages  ▃LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2 · ▂Type 62
2015  War Thunder Fulfills Your Wishes!
Pilot reward  ▂P-63C-5
Tanker reward  VK 45.01 (P)
2015  Collect a famous А13 Mk I 3rd RTR for Christmas!
Tanker reward  A13 Mk.I (3rd RTR)