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Ki-88

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Totals
3500 Price
260 Survivability
3020 kgWeight
361 Damage
Speed
611.9 Airspeed
600 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
600 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1800 mOptimum Altitude
740 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
48 m/sRate of Climb
160 km/hStall Speed
380 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
85.4 Controllability
10.3 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
120 °/sRate of Roll
838.9 Maneuverability
Ki-88
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Kawasaki Ki-88
3500
Designed for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force as a heavily armed interceptor. Development was discontinued during the prototype stage.

Tech Tree

Engine
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EngineHa-140
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1500
Typewater-cooled
Weight, kg700
Applicability:Kawasaki Ki-88
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Ha-140
Airframe
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AirframeKi-88
Specifications:
Survivability260
Weight, kg2020
Applicability:Kawasaki Ki-88
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Ki-88
Hub-mounted weapon
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Machine gun37 mm Ho-203 (H)
Specifications:
Caliber37
Muzzle Velocity, m/s960
Damage160
Rate of Fire, rounds/min100
Weight, kg120
Applicability:Kawasaki Ki-88
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37 mm Ho-203 (H)
Synchronized machine gun
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Machine gun20 mm Ho-5 (S)
Specifications:
Caliber20
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1120
Damage65
Rate of Fire, rounds/min360
Weight, kg90
Applicability:Kawasaki Ki-88
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2x20 mm Ho-5 (S)


Modules


Compatible Equipment

Improved Reflector Sight I
Aircraft Polish II
Engine Tuning II
Control Surface Adjustment II
Improved Covering II
Improved Radiator II
Lightweight Airframe II
Self-Sealing Fuel Tank III

Compatible Consumables

Reinforced Control Surfaces
Pneumatic Restarter
Automatic Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Autotrim
Automatic Engine Restarter
First Aid Kit
First Aid Dressing Package
Ground Verification
Aerial Verification
Manual Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Trim
Heavy Duty Control Surfaces

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Powerful 37mm gun
  • Somewhat maneuverable for a BnZ plane


Cons:


  • Typically low on hitpoints like most Japanese plane
  • Not particularly fast BnZ plane


Historical Info

Faced with delays in development of the Kawasaki Ki-64 fighter, the Imperial Japanese Army was open in 1942 to alternative fighter designs that might reach combat units more quickly. Kawasaki proposed the Ki-88, a design inspired by the Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter then in service with the United States Army Air Forces.


Kawasaki began design work on the Ki-88 in August 1942. The Ki-88 was to have a 1,117-kW (1,500-hp) Kawasaki Ha-140 engine behind its cockpit, driving a tractor propeller through an extension shaft. It was to mount a 37-mm cannon in its propeller shaft and two 20-mm cannon in its lower nose.

When design work had progressed far enough to allow it, Kawasaki built a full-scale mock-up of the Ki-88, which bore a strong resemblance to the P-39. After inspection of the mockup, the Japanese calculated a maximum speed for the aircraft of 600 km/hr (373 mph) at an altitude of 6,000 m (19,685 feet). This was only slightly faster than the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien fighter, which already was in production. As a result, Kawasaki discontinued design work on the Ki-88 less than a year after beginning it.



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