General info for Ki-61-Ib

  • Country USA
  • Vehicle role Fighter
  • Rank 2
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2.3
    • realistic battles 3.3
    • simulator battles 3

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 700¤
  • Wp bonus 80%
  • Exp bonus 224%
  • Max speed 587 km/h
  • Turn time 20.3 s
  • Training cost 2,300€
  • Climb speed 11 m/s
  • Airfield len 420 m
  • Free repairs 30
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.97 kg/s
  • Max altitude 10000 m
  • Max speed alt 5000 m
  • Weapon presets 1
  • Full repair cost 810€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gun x4 (Ammo: 1800) Reload Time 20s
  • Full repair time crew 31m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 700¤
  • Wp bonus 240%
  • Exp bonus 224%
  • Max speed 587 km/h
  • Turn time 20.3 s
  • Training cost 2,300€
  • Climb speed 11 m/s
  • Airfield len 420 m
  • Free repairs 30
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.97 kg/s
  • Max altitude 10000 m
  • Max speed alt 5000 m
  • Weapon presets 1
  • Full repair cost 2,385€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gun x4 (Ammo: 1800) Reload Time 20s
  • Full repair time crew 1h 02m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 700¤
  • Wp bonus 240%
  • Exp bonus 224%
  • Max speed 587 km/h
  • Turn time 20.3 s
  • Training cost 2,300€
  • Climb speed 11 m/s
  • Airfield len 420 m
  • Free repairs 30
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.97 kg/s
  • Max altitude 10000 m
  • Max speed alt 5000 m
  • Weapon presets 1
  • Full repair cost 2,336€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm Ho-103 machine gun x4 (Ammo: 1800) Reload Time 20s
  • Full repair time crew 1h 02m

Ki-61-Ib / statistics for the last 1 month

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Arcade Battles
  • Battles 283
  • Win rate 82.96%
  • Air frags per battle 1.75
  • Air frags per death 2.89
  • Ground frags per battle 0.05
  • Ground frags per death 0.07
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 163
  • Win rate 76.9%
  • Air frags per battle 0.87
  • Air frags per death 0.91
  • Ground frags per battle 0.68
  • Ground frags per death 0.74
Simulator Battles
  • Battles N/A
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A

Video about Ki-61-Ib

Jengar

War Thunder Sub's Choice Ep 30: Ki-61-Ib Hien [Fun Times]

TommyTheThompson45

War Thunder : The KI-61-Ib American Premium!

BaronVonGamez

War Thunder - Kawasaki Ki-61-Ib Hien - American Premium Plane

JonManProductions

War Thunder: How To Ki-61 Hien (Hei Edition)

ORYG1N

War Thunder - Ki-61-Ib - Historic Battles

Jengar

War Thunder Arcade: Ki-61-II [Overtiered Again]

ORYG1N

War Thunder - Ki-61-Ib - Historic Battles

BaronVonGamez

War Thunder Gameplay #73 - Historical Battles with the Ki-61 Hien

Jengar

War Thunder Realistic: Ki-61-I Tei

ORYG1N

War Thunder - Ki-61-lb - 3 Air Kills

Jim Chamberlin

War Thunder Gameplay - Ki-61 I HEI Hien - Realistic Battle - Overtiered or Just Right?

Floki's Gaming Corner

War Thunder - Imperial Japanese Army Kawasaki KI-61-Ib Hien

Wiki info about Ki-61-Ib

Official War Thunder wiki

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Army Type 3 Model 1Ko (NATO reporting name: Tony) single-engine army fighter An all-metal monoplane with an enclosed cockpit and a retractable landing gear system, including tail wheel. It was created by the design bureau of Kawasaki Company, under the direction of Takeo Doi. The aircraft had as its power unit a German-licensed Daimler-Benz DB 601Aa twelve-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine manufactured by Kawasaki Company under the designation of Ha-40. A Ki-61 prototype got off the ground for the first time in December 1941. Full-scale production started in the summer of 1942. The aircraft was accepted for service with the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force as the Type 3 Hien ("Swallow") fighter in the spring of 1943. The Hien's combat deployment began in June 1943, on New Guinea. The Ki-61 became one of few Japanese production planes equipped with liquid-cooled engines. The Hien stood out so much in its appearance and high flight characteristics among Japanese fighters of that period of the war that the Americans at first refused to identify it as a Japanese design. After receiving the first reports about the new Japanese fighter with a liquid-cooled engine, the American intelligence service considered it a licensed replica of the German Messerschmitt Bf 109E fighter, so Mike was chosen as its NATO reporting name. However, after a more detailed study of pilot reports, intelligence analysts concluded that the new fighter was more similar to the Italian MC.202 Folgore. Thus, the Americans chose an Italian NATO reporting name, Tony, for the new Japanese fighter. In December 1943, the US Marine Corps landed at Cape Gloucester on the island of New Britain. After capturing the temporary Japanese airfield, the Marine Corps discovered a hidden Ki-61 Model 1Ko fighter (serial number 263) from the 68th Sentai produced in April 1943. The aircraft had been abandoned by the Japanese due to a number of engine malfunctions which were not repairable in the field. The aircraft was meticulously inspected by officers of the US Army's Technical Intelligence and sent to Australia, where it was restored to airworthy condition and had USAAF markings applied to it. Later, the Hien was thoroughly tested in the Technical Air Intelligence Center at NAS Anacostia. It was noted in the report on the test results that the aircraft was exceptionally easy to pilot and that it behaved well practically in all modes of flight and during all manoeuvres, so it represented quite a formidable weapon in the hands of a sufficiently qualified pilot.