Ki-84 ko

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Ki-84 ko Hayate
ki_84_ko.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/5.3/4.7BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.8 tEmpty weight
3.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
13 000 mCeiling
sec20.2/20.2/19.4Turn Time
105 km/hStalling speed
Nakajima Homare 21Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
837 km/hStructural
270 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 20 mm Ho-5 cannonWeapon 1
300 roundsAmmunition
800 shots/minFire rate
2 х 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gunWeapon 2
700 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombSetup 1
2 х 250 kg Army Type 92 GPHE bombSetup 2
Economy
75 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
250 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png13 112 / 16 678/12 618 / 16 050/5 030 / 6 398Repair
72 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
250 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.66 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Ki-84 ko. For other uses, see Ki-84 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Ki-84 ko.jpg


The Ki-84 ko Hayate is a Rank IV Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB), 5.3 (RB), and 5.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.37.

The Ki-84 ko is the first truly fast airplane in the Japanese tech tree. Equipped with a 2,000 HP engine, this aircraft's performance is on par with that of the legendary P-51 Mustang. However, unlike the Mustang, the Ki-84 has slightly better turning characteristics and climb rate thanks to its lighter weight. This being said, the Ki-84 also has good energy retention, so try to make your opponent bleed energy to have an edge. The Ki-84 was also one of the first mass produced Japanese aircraft to come equipped with armored glass, armor plates and self sealing fuel tanks, but the armor is still lackluster, compared to its Russian and American counterparts. However, as always, not everything is perfect. The aircraft's controls stiffer significantly at speeds above 630 kp/h, making even slight adjustments to heading impossible. Thus, at higher speeds its elevator suffers. The Ki-84 also suffers a lot when no modules are researched, making the aircraft almost useless until modifications are unlocked.

This aircraft should be played as it appears: a lightweight Japanese version of the Mustang, retaining good engine performance, decent climb-rate, high diving performance and relatively lackluster armament.

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
652  ? 13 000 20.8  ??.? 14.2  ??.? 421
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
692  ? 13 000 19.6  ??.? 17.5  ??.? 421

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
+ -
837 270 500 ~13 ~8
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 450 < 450 < 460 > 240
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,000 m 1,875 hp 2,100 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,300 m 1,675 hp 1,876 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 70 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 6-13 mm Steel plate in pilot's seat.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ki-84 ko is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannons, wing-mounted (150 rpg = 300 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Ho-103 machine guns, nose-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)

Suspended armament

      Main article: Bombs

The Ki-84 ko can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg Army Type 94 GPHE bombs (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bombs (500 kg total)

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm 9 in (mod23)
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs 12 in (mod27)
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm Cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Incredible rate of climb
  • Good top speed
  • Great acceleration
  • Good performance at altitude
  • Much better dive speed than the earlier Ki-61 series
  • Good maneuverability at lower speeds
  • Good energy retention

Cons:

  • Lower maximum dive speed than its American counterparts
  • Unspectacular weaponry
  • Somewhat vulnerable to damage
  • Elevator locks up at high speeds

History

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Media

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Read also

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A7M  A7M1 Reppu (NK9H) · A7M2 Reppu
J2M  J2M2 Raiden · J2M3 Raiden · J2M4 Kai Raiden · J2M5 Raiden · J2M5 Raiden
N1K  N1K1 Kyofu · N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J Shiden-Kai · N1K2-Ja Shiden-Kai
J7W  J7W1 Shinden
Hydroplanes  F1M2 · A6M2-N
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 Hayabusa · Ki-43-II Hayabusa · Ki-43-III otsu Hayabusa
Ki-44  Ki-44-I Shoki · Ki-44-II otsu Shoki · Ki-44-II hei Shoki
Ki-61  Ki-61-I ko Hien · Ki-61-I otsu Hien · Ki-61-I hei Hien · Ki-61-I tei Hien · Ki-61-II
Ki-84  Ki-84 ko Hayate · Ki-84 otsu Hayate · Ki-84 hei Hayate
Ki-87  Ki-87
Ki-94  Ki-94-II
Ki-100  Ki-100 · Ki-100-II
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