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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Japanese hydroplane fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Japanese hydroplane fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]]. The N1K1 can be a great low tier fighter. Even though it's flight characteristics may seem poor at first, there are several ways you can improve them.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== 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.''
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The N1K1 doesn't have great flight characteristics. With an average turn time and rate of climb, it can struggle against other planes at it's BR. However, removing the floats can significantly help it's turn time.
  
 
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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, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''
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The survivability is to be expected of japanese planes. With non-effective self-sealing fuel tanks, you won't survive a lot of shots, specially if you catch on fire.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 2 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 1 navy cannons, wing-mounted (100 rpg = 200 total)
 
* 2 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 1 navy cannons, wing-mounted (100 rpg = 200 total)
 
* 2 x 7.7 mm Type 97 navy machine guns, nose-mounted (550 rpg = 1,100 total)
 
* 2 x 7.7 mm Type 97 navy machine guns, nose-mounted (550 rpg = 1,100 total)
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
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* Without load
 
* Without load
 
* 2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 bombs (120 kg total)
 
* 2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 bombs (120 kg total)
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in 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 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).''
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If someone is to use this aircraft in battle, he must take advantage of his guns. They can be pretty punchy, so boom-and-zoom attacks would be reccommended. You should avoid turn-fights, specially with british aircraft, though you should be able to outturn some german aircraft.
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If you want to go for a more risky approach, you could take of the floats, thus significantly improving your speed, climb rate and turn time.
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".''
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The N1K1, though adequate for most situations, can be a pretty difficult aircraft to master. It's poor turn times and climb rates can make you vulnerable at low altitude. The pilot must take advantage of the guns on the aircraft for bomber interception or boom-and-zoom tactics, or take a gamble and remove the floats.
  
 
'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Center float can protect the plane from attacks from below  
 
* Center float can protect the plane from attacks from below  
 
* You can ram other planes with the float (esp. the wings)
 
* You can ram other planes with the float (esp. the wings)
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* Can be a great boom-and-zoom aircraft.
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* Removing the floats makes you a capable dogfighter.
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Poor climb-rate and turn time with floats on.
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* Average acceleration and top speed can make you vulnerable.
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* Very poor dofighter when floats are "installed".
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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 long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== Encyclopedia Info ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
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The '''Kawanishi N1K ''Kyōfū''''' (強風 "Strong Wind", Allied reporting name "'''Rex'''") is an Imperial Japanese Navy floatplane fighter. Kawanishi's '''N1K''' was originally built as a single pontoon floatplane fighter to support forward offensive operations where no airstrips were available. It was put into service in 1943.(Credit: Wikipedia)
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB5HNIwxzPI] Guide on how to remove the Kyofu's floats (may not work everytime).
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
''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;''
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* [[Type 99 Model 1 (20 mm)]]
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawanishi_N1K] Wikipidea page for the N1K1
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
  
 
{{AirManufacturer Kawanishi}}
 
{{AirManufacturer Kawanishi}}
 
{{Japan fighters}}
 
{{Japan fighters}}

Revision as of 09:44, 29 May 2020

RANK 5 BRITAIN
Hunter FGA.9 PACK
N1K1 Kyofu
n1k1_kyuofu.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.7/2.7BR
1 personCrew
3.7 tTake-off weight
2.51 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 000 mCeiling
Mitsubishi Kasei 14Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
600 km/hStructural
600 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 1 cannonWeapon 1
200 roundsAmmunition
516 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.7 mm Type 97 machine gunWeapon 2
1 100 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bombSetup 1
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 220 / 4 073/1 090 / 1 378/700 / 885Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
270 % Sl icon.png240 % Sl icon.png70 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese fighter N1K1. For other uses, see N1K (Family).

Description

GarageImage N1K1.jpg


The N1K1 Kyofu is a rank II Japanese hydroplane fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai". The N1K1 can be a great low tier fighter. Even though it's flight characteristics may seem poor at first, there are several ways you can improve them.

General info

Flight Performance

The N1K1 doesn't have great flight characteristics. With an average turn time and rate of climb, it can struggle against other planes at it's BR. However, removing the floats can significantly help it's turn time.

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
473 462 10 000 19.9 20.6 11.5 11.5 500
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
507 489 10 000 18.1 19.0 19.2 14.9 500

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
400 ~7 ~7
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 430 < 300 < 400 > 324
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,600 m 1,440 hp 1,607 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,000 m 1,280 hp 1,428 hp

Survivability and armour

The survivability is to be expected of japanese planes. With non-effective self-sealing fuel tanks, you won't survive a lot of shots, specially if you catch on fire.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The N1K1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 1 navy cannons, wing-mounted (100 rpg = 200 total)
  • 2 x 7.7 mm Type 97 navy machine guns, nose-mounted (550 rpg = 1,100 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Type 97 No.6 (60 kg)

The N1K1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 bombs (120 kg total)

Usage in battles

If someone is to use this aircraft in battle, he must take advantage of his guns. They can be pretty punchy, so boom-and-zoom attacks would be reccommended. You should avoid turn-fights, specially with british aircraft, though you should be able to outturn some german aircraft.

If you want to go for a more risky approach, you could take of the floats, thus significantly improving your speed, climb rate and turn time.

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 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs 9 in (mod30)
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

The N1K1, though adequate for most situations, can be a pretty difficult aircraft to master. It's poor turn times and climb rates can make you vulnerable at low altitude. The pilot must take advantage of the guns on the aircraft for bomber interception or boom-and-zoom tactics, or take a gamble and remove the floats.

Pros:

  • Center float can protect the plane from attacks from below
  • You can ram other planes with the float (esp. the wings)
  • Can be a great boom-and-zoom aircraft.
  • Removing the floats makes you a capable dogfighter.

Cons:

  • Poor climb-rate and turn time with floats on.
  • Average acceleration and top speed can make you vulnerable.
  • Very poor dofighter when floats are "installed".

History

The Kawanishi N1K Kyōfū (強風 "Strong Wind", Allied reporting name "Rex") is an Imperial Japanese Navy floatplane fighter. Kawanishi's N1K was originally built as a single pontoon floatplane fighter to support forward offensive operations where no airstrips were available. It was put into service in 1943.(Credit: Wikipedia)

Media

[1] Guide on how to remove the Kyofu's floats (may not work everytime).

See also

External links

  • [2] Wikipidea page for the N1K1


Kawanishi Aircraft Company
Fighters  N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja
  J6K1
Hydroplanes  N1K1
Bombers  H6K4 · H8K2 · H8K3

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)