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Ki-43-I Hayabusa
General characteristics
1 personCrew
2.2 tTake-off weight
0.33 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 000 mCeiling
Nakajima Ha-45 type 99Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
630 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.7 mm Type 89 machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 200 / 2 013/1 220 / 2 047/440 / 738Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
230 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese fighter Ki-43-I. For other uses, see Ki-43 (Family).


GarageImage Ki-43-I.jpg

The Ki-43-I Hayabusa is a rank II Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB) and 2.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.43.

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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
476 461 9 000 14.2 15.0 11.8 11.8 120
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
517 495 9 000 13.8 14.0 19.6 15.3 120


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
450 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities
< 370 < 350 < 450 > 318
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,000 m 970 hp 1,095 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 Ki-43-I is armed with:

  • A choice between three presets:
    • 2 x 7.7 mm Type 89 army machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
    • 1 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 army machine gun, nose-mounted (270 rpg) + 1 x 7.7 mm Type 89 army machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)
    • 2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 army machine guns, nose-mounted (270 rpg = 540 total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles 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
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs Otsu mod.
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 12 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs Hei mod.

Pros and cons


  • Turns quickly
  • Decent Speed
  • Good climb rate
  • Great Acceleration
  • Great roll rate
  • Reasonably powerful armament


  • Doesn't turn as fast as the biplanes it typically faces
  • Stealth belts are the only viable belt to use for both Ho-103 & Type 89
  • Fragile frame
  • Easily set afire
  • Engine can be easily damaged
  • Lacks self-sealing fuel tanks
  • Absence of any armour protection
  • Ho-103 (12.7 mm) has an abysmal ammo capacity in Realistic and Simulator battles (540 total)


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

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.

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