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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 rank fighter. Even though its flight characteristics may seem poor at first, there are several ways you can improve them on the battlefield.

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 its BR. However, removing the floats can significantly help its 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 of the N1K1 is to be expected of Japanese planes. With non-effective self-sealing fuel tanks, it won't survive a lot of shots, specially if it catches 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

The N1K1, though adequate for most situations, can be a pretty difficult aircraft to master. Its poor turn times and climb rates can make you vulnerable at low altitude.

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

If you want to go for a more risky approach, you could take off 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

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 dogfighter when floats are "installed"

History

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Media

How to Turn the N1K1 Kyofu into a Shiden
By: -Juno- TakaLeon

See 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.

External links


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)