Ki-44-II otsu

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Ki-44-II otsu Shoki
ki_44_2_otsu.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.3BR
1 personCrew
3.0 tTake-off weight
8.01 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 800 mCeiling
Nakajima Ha-109Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
850 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 40 mm Ho-301 cannonWeapon 1
20 roundsAmmunition
360 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gunWeapon 2
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombSetup 1
2 x 100 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombSetup 2
Economy
850 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 000/3 010/1 240Repair
4 700 Sl icon.pngCrew training
32 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png200 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese fighter Ki-44-II otsu. For other uses, see Ki-44 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Ki-44-II otsu.jpg


The Ki-44-II otsu Shoki is a premium rank II Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.55 "Royal Armour".

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.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,200 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock ___ ___ 9 800 __._ __._ __._ __._ 320
Upgraded 631 605 20.7 21.0 24.2 18.3

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
400 400 250 ~12 ~8
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 400 < 400 < 450 > 335
Compressor Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
Setting 1 1,386 m 1,420 hp 1,613 hp
Setting 2 4,443 m 1,300 hp 1,477 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.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ki-44-II otsu is armed with:

  • 2 x 40 mm Ho-301 cannons, wing-mounted (10 rpg = 20 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine guns, nose-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)

The twin Ho-103 machine guns are identical in performance to most other Japanese aircraft carrying this type. The air targets belt is recommended in most situations as it carries a great balance of armour piercing and incendiary components along with tracer rounds. The twin Ho-301 auto-cannons are devastating to anything which it hits, making short work of most aircraft. The unfortunate drawback with these cannons is that they utilise very low-velocity rounds and will need a large lead on anything being attacked, with a larger lead time the further out the target is.

Suspended armament

The Ki-44-II otsu can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombs (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombs (200 kg 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
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe 7 in (mod20)
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs New 40 mm cannons
IV Engine injection Cover 10 in (mod24)

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful armament
  • Highest top speed of its rank
  • Extremely good acceleration
  • Good climb rate

Cons:

  • Fires will not go out
  • Fragile
  • Engine easily damaged
  • Extremely low velocity 40 mm cannons
  • Only 20 rounds for the 40 mm cannons
  • 40 mm cannons are able to fire its entire supply of ammo in about 1 second

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 the aircraft;
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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

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