Ki-43-II (USA)

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▃Ki-43-II Hayabusa
ki_43_2_late.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.0/1.7BR
1 personCrew
2.9 tTake-off weight
0.99 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 800 mCeiling
Nakajima Ha-115Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
661 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gunWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 000 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 800/2 900/1 230Repair
8 100 Sl icon.pngCrew training
54 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
124 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png220 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png80 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the American premium fighter Ki-43-II (USA). For other uses, see Ki-43 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Ki-43-II USA.jpg


The ▃Ki-43-II Hayabusa is a premium Rank II American light fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB), 2.0 (RB), and 2.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.43.

The Ki-43-II Hayabusa was built from the ground up to be a very manoeuvrable turn fighter. It sacrifices any additional armament and armour for the ability to turn and climb. The aircraft was fitted with butterfly flaps (a type of combat flap) that drastically boost its ability to turn. Since the Hayabusa lacks any armour you will need to fly it with a defensive mindset. This aircraft is very comparable to the A6M series in the regards of handling and tactics.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
535 523 9 800 16.0 16.3 9.8 11.9 190
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
581 558 9 800 14.7 15.0 23.1 15.3 190

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
661 300 450 ~13 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 370 < 350 < 450 > 240
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,200 m 1,085 hp 1,071 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,700 m 965 hp 1,071 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 12 mm steel - behind pilot
  • Fuel tanks in wing roots

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Ho-103 army (12.7 mm)

The Ki-43-II (USA) is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gun, nose-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)

Usage in battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

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

Pros:

  • Decent Speed
  • Good acceleration
  • Climbs well
  • Good cockpit visibility

Cons:

  • Limited armament
  • Lacks armour

History

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Media

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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 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
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