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Ki-43-I

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Totals
140000 Price
110 Survivability
2000 kgWeight
54.5 Damage
Speed
1067.5 Airspeed
480 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
480 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
700 mOptimum Altitude
520 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
98.6 m/sRate of Climb
80 km/hStall Speed
255.8 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
89.6 Controllability
8 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
130 °/sRate of Roll
1602.7 Maneuverability
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Nakajima Ki-43-I Hayabusa
140000
Developed by the Nakajima Aircraft Company to replace the Ki-27 in the Japanese Air Force. First aircraft entered service in the fall of 1941. A total of about 6,000 Ki-43s of various versions were built and used on all fronts until the end of World War II.

Tech Tree

Engine
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0
EngineNakajima Ha-25
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp980
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg540
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Nakajima Ha-25
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0
Engine
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1230
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg570
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900
EngineNakajima Ha-115-I
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1150
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg570
Price:
Research cost900
Purchase price17700
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900
Nakajima Ha-115-I
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2200
EngineNakajima Ha-115-II
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1230
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg570
Price:
Research cost2200
Purchase price29000
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2200
Nakajima Ha-115-II
Airframe
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1800
AirframeKi-43-II Otsu
Specifications:
Survivability120
Weight, kg1500
Price:
Research cost1800
Purchase price23000
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1800
Ki-43-II Otsu
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0
Airframe
Specifications:
Survivability120
Weight, kg1500
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0
AirframeKi-43-I Ko
Specifications:
Survivability110
Weight, kg1400
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Ki-43-I Ko
Synchronized machine gun
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0
Machine gun7.7 mm Type 97 Model 2 (S)
Specifications:
Caliber7.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s960
Damage26
Rate of Fire, rounds/min800
Weight, kg30
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2x7.7 mm Type 97 Model 2 (S)
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1250
Machine gun12.7 mm Ho-103 (S)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1040
Damage42
Rate of Fire, rounds/min700
Weight, kg60
Price:
Research cost1250
Purchase price15200
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1250
2x12.7 mm Ho-103 (S)
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2450
Machine gun20 mm Ho-3-II (S)
Specifications:
Caliber20
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1280
Damage60
Rate of Fire, rounds/min320
Weight, kg90
Price:
Research cost2450
Purchase price16400
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2450
2x20 mm Ho-3-II (S)
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0
Machine gun
Specifications:
Caliber20
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1280
Damage60
Rate of Fire, rounds/min320
Weight, kg90
Price:
Purchase price16400
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2x
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No weapons
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No weapons
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No weapons


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
IV 1230 air-cooled 570 29000
IV Nakajima Ha-115-I 1150 air-cooled 570 17700
IV Nakajima Ha-115-II 1230 air-cooled 570 29000
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
IV Ki-43-II Otsu 120 1500 23000
IV 120 1500 23000
Synchronized machine gun

Synchronized machine gun

Tier Machine gun Caliber Muzzle Velocity, m/s Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
III 7.7 mm Type 97 Model 2 (S) 7.7 960 26 800 30 4500
IV 20 mm Ho-3-II (S) 20 1280 60 320 90 16400
IV 20 1280 60 320 90 16400


Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Second most maneuverable aircraft in game, behind it's tier 5 counterpart
  • More maneuverable and faster than the A6M1
  • 20mm cannons have good range, although they overheat fast
  • Decent speed


Cons:


  • Low health, catches fire easily
  • Worse 20mm guns than the A6M1.
  • Poor number of guns
  • Optimum altitude is 700m


Performance

The Ki-43-1 is very light and maneuverable, similar to the A6M1 "Zero". These two aircraft have lots in common but with some differences. The Zero has more guns and slightly more health. On the other hand, the Ki-43 has better maneuverability and engines. Play styles are very similar; use your maneuverability to get behind fighters and shoot them down. Because of the lack of guns, avoiding going after bigger enemies with tail guns is advised. More likely than not, the tail guns will take you out quickly before you can take out the enemy bombers/attack aircraft. Going after other Japanese or Russian aircraft is a viable strategy, since you can outmaneuver everyone else. Doing so could really help out your team as well as keep them off your teammates. Gun wise, the best guns are the 20mm cannons. They do the most damage, but they overheat very quickly. Since you do not have any other armaments besides these, firing in bursts is a must. Overall, a fast and maneuverable fighter that while has very low armor, can be very fun to play.


Early Research

  • Guns are a must. Research the 12.7mm machine guns and then the 20mm cannons to maximize damage.
  • Air frame is next, since the extra health and speed are useful


Historical Info

The Ki-43 (Oscar) was initially produced in November 1939, given the designation Ki-43-I. Deliveries from Nakajima's Ota factory commenced in February 1941. In addition to outstanding maneuverability, the Ki-43-I had an impressive rate of climb due to its light weight. Power was provided by the Nakajima Ha-25 engine turning a two-bladed, two-position variable-pitch metal propeller. Top speed was 495 km/h (308 mph) at 4,000 m (13,160 ft). The Ki-43 was equipped with two synchronized cowling machine guns in various configurations, with either two 7.7 mm (.303 in) Type 89 machine guns, one 12.7 mm (.50 in) Ho-103 machine gun and one 7.7 mm (.303 in) gun, or two 12.7 mm (.50 in) Ho-103 guns; the aircraft was given various sub-designations to reflect these differences. The configuration that appears to have been most prevalent at the outset of the war was the first configuration with two 7.7 mm (.303 in) Type 89 machine guns, while as the war progressed the heavier combinations gained popularity and the version with the heaviest armament was sometimes given the designation Ki-43-Ic. The Ho-103 was often loaded with explosive ammunition to increase target effect; its penetrative effect against later Allied aircraft armor appears to have been marginal.


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