|This page is about the gift Japanese bomber Ki-21-I hei. For the regular version, see Ki-21-Ia.|
The Ki-21-I hei is a gift rank I Japanese medium bomber with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB) and 1.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai" during the 2016 Winter Holiday event.
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Survivability and armour
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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About the plane
The first-generation Ki-21, or Ki-21-I Kô (Model IA), was a full-metal monoplane bomber. Its cantilever wing was implanted in the middle position. The crew positions were largely glazed, providing good visibility for the five crewmen. The landing gear included two train legs fitting almost completely into the two engine nacelles, plus a non-retractable tailwheel. The two engines were Nakajima Ha-5 Kai, with unit power of 850 hp (1,000 hp at takeoff), each driving a three-bladed metal propeller with variable pitch. Serial production really began in 1938 in the Mitsubishi and Nakajima factories.
The first available aircraft were engaged in China during Summer 1938, where they were well-received by the crews of the army. The first reports on the commitment of these planes enabled Mitsubishi to make changes, particularly in terms of armaments. This led to the development of new versions, such as Ki-21-I Otsu and finally Ki-21-I Hei.
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