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Latest revision as of 20:27, 11 January 2020

␗Ki-43-III ko Hayabusa
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.1 tTake-off weight
0.99 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 800 mCeiling
Nakajima Ha-112Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
690 km/hStructural
330 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gunWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 400 / 1 757/1 160 / 1 455/520 / 652Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
170 % Sl icon.png160 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Chinese fighter Ki-43-III ko (China). For other uses, see Ki-43 (Family).


GarageImage Ki-43-III ko (China).jpg

The ␗Ki-43-III ko Hayabusa is a rank II Chinese fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB), 2.0 (RB), and 2.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

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 6,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ???  ??? 9 800  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 190
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
583 558 9 800 14.7 15.0 20.5 15.3 190


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
500 ~10 ~8
Optimal velocities
< 370 < 350 < 450 > 326
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,834 m 1,085 hp 1,269 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,614 m 950 hp 1,112 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

Main article: Ho-103 army (12.7 mm)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) Ho-103 machine guns (250 rpg; 500 rounds total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft 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 controllable
Not auto controlled
Auto control available
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


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

Pros and cons


  • Decently fast for the rank
  • Great manoeuvrability
  • Good rate of climb
  • Respectable firepower for a fighter at its rank


  • Somewhat limited damage output
  • As with a lot of Japanese-made planes, is rather fragile
  • No payload options


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

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

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.

Nakajima Aircraft Company (中島飛行機株式会社 Nakajima Hikōki Kabushiki Kaisha)
Fighters  A6M2-N · J1N1 · J5N1 · Ki-27 otsu · Ki-43-I · Ki-43-II · Ki-43-III otsu · Ki-44-I · Ki-44-II hei · Ki-44-II otsu · Ki-84 hei · Ki-84 ko · Ki-84 otsu · Ki-87
Bombers  B5N2 · G5N1 · G8N1 · Ki-49-I · Ki-49-IIa · Ki-49-IIb · Ki-49-IIb/L
Jet Fighters  Kikka
Captured  ␗Ki-27 otsu · ▃Ki-43-II · ␗Ki-43-III ko · ␗Ki-44-II hei · Ki-84 ko

China fighters
British  ␗Gladiator Mk I
Japanese  ␗Ki-27 otsu · ␗Ki-43-III ko · ␗Ki-44-II hei · ␗Ki-61-I otsu
American  CW-21 · P-66 · ␗P-43A-1 · ␗P-40E-1 · H-81A-2 · ␗P-47D-28 · ␗P-51D-20 · ␗P-38L-1 · ␗P-51K
Soviet  ␗I-15bis · ␗I-153 M-62 · I-16 Chung 28 · I-16 type 10 · ␗I-16 type 17 · ␗La-9