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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->The Ki-96 is a generally smooth flyer and is characterized by its powerful armament, high speed, high climb rate, interceptor spawn and relatively good turn rate. All of these traits make for a solid interceptor that can shred through bombers like a hot Katana through wet Bamboo.
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
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! ABN1K2-J
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! AB
 
! RB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|568|| 553 || {{Specs|ceiling}}10,000 || 25.3 || 25.7 || 14.5 || 14.5 || 380
 
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|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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| 634 || 600 || {{Specs|ceiling}}10,000 || 23.7 || 24.0 || 30.9 || 19.5 || 380
 
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|-
 
|}
 
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! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
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|-
| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| || || || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
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|-
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== 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. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''-->
 
<!--''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''-->
* No armour plating
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* No armour glazing
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* 12 mm steel plating in the nose
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* 16 mm steel plating behind the pilot
 
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
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* Self-sealing fuel tanks in the wings
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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<!--=== Suspended armament ===
 
<!--=== Suspended armament ===
 
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
 
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
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The {{PAGENAME}}is armed with:
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=== Defensive armament ===
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* 1 x 37 mm [[Ho-203 army (37 mm)]] cannon, Nose-mounted (25 rpg)
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
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* 2 x 20 mm [[Ho-5 army (20 mm)]] cannons, Chin-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
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== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
<!--''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but 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).''-->
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<!--''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but 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).''-->One should fly the Ki-96 in its stated role: Interceptor. When engaging bombers, be sure to approach from oblique angles and never tail one, as you have no bulletproof glass to protect your pilot from snipes. While bombers with good aim can kill you, you can do the same to their plane in seconds when you land your devastating 37 mm cannon and 20 mm cannon shots. If all you encounter is fighters, it can make for a decent Boom-&-Zoom aircraft with its good speed, climb rate and armament. As a general rule, never turn fight. While the Ki-96 has a good turn rate for a Twin-Engined fighter, it is out turned by most of its opposition, and same goes for its speed. With these in mind, always try to engage fighters with an energy advantage, although be careful as the Ki-96's roll rate heavily stiffens above 400 Mp/h or 643 Kp/h, which makes it hard to control at high speeds.
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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===Modules===
 
===Modules===
 
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{| class="wikitable"
!colspan = "1"| Tier
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! colspan="1" | Tier
!colspan = "2"| Flight performance
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! colspan="2" | Flight performance
!colspan = "1"| Survivability
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! colspan="1" | Survivability
!colspan = "2"| Weaponry
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! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
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|-
 
| I
 
| I
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| Radiator
 
| Radiator
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|Offensive 20 mm belts
 
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|-
 
| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
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|New 20 mm cannons
 
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|-
 
| III
 
| III
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| Engine
 
| Engine
 
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|  
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|New 37 mm cannons
 
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| IV
 
| IV
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<!--''Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle regarding its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''-->
  
'''Pros:'''
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'''Pros:'''  
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* Powerful offensive armament all mounted in the centre of the plane
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* High climb rate
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* Guns have good ammo capacity
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* Fast, quicker than most Japanese planes at 4.0
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* Turns well for a Twin-Engined Fighter
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* Thin body
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* Premium rewards
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* Decent roll rate below 400 mp/h
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* Responsive elevator
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* 360° cockpit view
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Wings are littered with fuel tanks
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* Still outmaneuvered and outsped by most single engined fighters
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* No bulletproof glass
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* Pilot is prone to getting knocked out
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* Good cockpit visibility is hampered by a large amount of bars
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* Poor energy retention
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* Roll rate stiffens above 400 mp/h
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* 37 mm cannon has relatively low muzzle velocity
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*
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
''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 big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
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The Ki-96 was a twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Kawasaki Aeronautics in 1942 after the success of their [[Ki-45 (Disambiguation)]] line. Like the Ki-45, it was a two-seat, twin engined fighter with larger and more powerful Ha-112 Radials to replace the Ki-45's Ha-104's. It was intended to replace the "Toryu's" for the IJAAS, but the Imperial Japanese Army Aviation Bureau insisted that it be converted to a single-seat fighter. The first prototype made retained the cockpit canopy intended for a two-seat fighter, and the next two prototypes were fitted with smaller canopies.
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Despite showing performance exceeding estimates and having excellent handling, the Army's requirements had changed back to two-seat fighters, resulting in production and development on the Ki-96 being halted, with only three prototypes being made. However, the wings and tail unit would later go on to form the Ki-102 wings and tail.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== Read also ==
 
== Read also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
 
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''

Revision as of 06:18, 12 February 2019

RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Ki-96
ki-96.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.7/3.7/4.0BR
1 personCrew
6.0 tTake-off weight
5.11 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 000 mCeiling
2 х Nakajima Ha-112Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
762 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm Ho-203 cannonWeapon 1
25 roundsAmmunition
300 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm Ho-5 cannonWeapon 2
400 roundsAmmunition
948 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 600 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 530/4 600/1 920Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
210 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
590 Ge icon.pngAces
148 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
300 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png250 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

The Ki-96 in the garage


The Ki-96 is a Rank III premium Japanese twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB) and 3.7 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.35. It costs 1,600 GE.

General info

Flight Performance

The Ki-96 is a generally smooth flyer and is characterized by its powerful armament, high speed, high climb rate, interceptor spawn and relatively good turn rate. All of these traits make for a solid interceptor that can shred through bombers like a hot Katana through wet Bamboo.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
568 553 10 00010,000 25.3 25.7 14.5 14.5 380
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
634 600 10 00010,000 23.7 24.0 30.9 19.5 380

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
+ -
762 310  ??? ~?? ~?
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

  • 12 mm steel plating in the nose
  • 16 mm steel plating behind the pilot
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks in the wings

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ki-96is armed with:

Usage in the battles

One should fly the Ki-96 in its stated role: Interceptor. When engaging bombers, be sure to approach from oblique angles and never tail one, as you have no bulletproof glass to protect your pilot from snipes. While bombers with good aim can kill you, you can do the same to their plane in seconds when you land your devastating 37 mm cannon and 20 mm cannon shots. If all you encounter is fighters, it can make for a decent Boom-&-Zoom aircraft with its good speed, climb rate and armament. As a general rule, never turn fight. While the Ki-96 has a good turn rate for a Twin-Engined fighter, it is out turned by most of its opposition, and same goes for its speed. With these in mind, always try to engage fighters with an energy advantage, although be careful as the Ki-96's roll rate heavily stiffens above 400 Mp/h or 643 Kp/h, which makes it hard to control at high speeds.

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 20 mm belts
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons
III Wings Repair Engine New 37 mm cannons
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful offensive armament all mounted in the centre of the plane
  • High climb rate
  • Guns have good ammo capacity
  • Fast, quicker than most Japanese planes at 4.0
  • Turns well for a Twin-Engined Fighter
  • Thin body
  • Premium rewards
  • Decent roll rate below 400 mp/h
  • Responsive elevator
  • 360° cockpit view

Cons:

  • Wings are littered with fuel tanks
  • Still outmaneuvered and outsped by most single engined fighters
  • No bulletproof glass
  • Pilot is prone to getting knocked out
  • Good cockpit visibility is hampered by a large amount of bars
  • Poor energy retention
  • Roll rate stiffens above 400 mp/h
  • 37 mm cannon has relatively low muzzle velocity

History

The Ki-96 was a twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Kawasaki Aeronautics in 1942 after the success of their Ki-45 (Disambiguation) line. Like the Ki-45, it was a two-seat, twin engined fighter with larger and more powerful Ha-112 Radials to replace the Ki-45's Ha-104's. It was intended to replace the "Toryu's" for the IJAAS, but the Imperial Japanese Army Aviation Bureau insisted that it be converted to a single-seat fighter. The first prototype made retained the cockpit canopy intended for a two-seat fighter, and the next two prototypes were fitted with smaller canopies.

Despite showing performance exceeding estimates and having excellent handling, the Army's requirements had changed back to two-seat fighters, resulting in production and development on the Ki-96 being halted, with only three prototypes being made. However, the wings and tail unit would later go on to form the Ki-102 wings and tail.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read 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.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


Japan twin-engine fighters and attackers
Navy 
Land-based Fighter 
J1N  J1N1
J5N  J5N1
Army 
Ki-45  Ki-45 ko · Ki-45 otsu · Ki-45 hei · Ki-45 tei
Ki-83  Ki-83
Ki-96  Ki-96
Ki-102  Ki-102 otsu
Ki-108  Ki-108
Ki-109  Ki-109