Ki-61-II

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
Ki-61-II
ki_61_2_early.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.7/4.7/4.7BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.83 tTake-off weight
3.91 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11000 mCeiling
Kawasaki Ha-140Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
850 km/hStructural
330 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannonWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
948 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
2 x 250 kg Army Type 92 GPHE bombSetup 3
Economy
40000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png12000 / 15276/7600 / 9674/2200 / 2800Repair
43000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
154 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
470 % Sl icon.png370 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese fighter Ki-61-II. For other uses, see Ki-61 (Family).

Description

The Ki-61-II in the garage


The Ki-61-II is a rank III Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows".

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
603 587 11000 21.0 21.7 9.9 9.9 550
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
644 628 11000 19.5 19.8 11.1 11.1 550

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
850 330  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ki-61-II is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Ho-5 autocannons (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Ho103 machine guns (250 rpg = 500 total)

Suspended armament

The Ki-61-II can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg Type 94 GPHE (100 kg = total)
  • 2 x 100 kg Type 94 GPHE (200 kg = total)
  • 2 x 250 kg Type 92 GPHE (500 kg = total)

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12.7mm MG’s
II Compressor Airframe New 12.7mm MG’s
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20mm cannons
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good turn
  • Good maneuvering energy retention
  • Lower wing loading than its Allied opponents, allowing smart use of vertical maneuvers at medium altitude
  • Easy to learn MEC with
  • Can reach >500km/h IAS at sea level and with good use of MEC
  • Near-infinite WEP with MEC
  • Jack of all trades, master of none (both a pro and con)

Cons:

  • Doesn’t climb very fast
  • Overheats quickly without MEC
  • Ailerons compress seriously above 550km/h
  • Faces many superior planes in an uptier. Weaknesses of the enemies must be exploited to defeat them.

History

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Media

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Read also

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Japan fighters
Navy 
Carrier-based fighter 
A5M  A5M4 · Hagiri's A5M4
A6M  A6M2 mod. 11 · A6M2 · A6M3 · A6M3 mod. 22 · A6M3 mod. 22Ko · A6M5 · A6M5 Ko · A6M5 otsu
A7He  A7He1*
A7M  A7M1 (NK9H) · A7M2
Land-based Fighter 
J2M  J2M2 · J2M3 · J2M4 Kai · J2M5 · J2M5 (30 mm)
J6K  J6K1
J7W  J7W1
N1K-J  N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja
Fighter seaplane 
N1K  N1K1
A6M-N  A6M2-N
Army 
Ki-10  Ki-10-I · Ki-10-I C · Ki-10-II · Ki-10-II C
Ki-27  Ki-27 otsu · Ki-27 otsu Tachiarai
Ki-43  Ki-43-I · Ki-43-II · Ki-43-III otsu
Ki-44  Ki-44-I · Ki-44-I 34 · 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 hei Tada's · 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  ▅F4U-1A · ▅Bf 109 E-7 · ▅Fw 190 A-5
  *Imported designation of the He 112 (A6M was in development - A7M wasn't heard of yet)