Japanese Ki-100 Fighter Plane

  • Military Aircraft Of The World
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Ki-100 was one of the few Japanese Fighters of World War II that Allied Forces did not assign a Coded nickname (‘’Zero’’, ‘’Kate’’, ‘’Val’’ etc). Developed late in Imperial Japan’s War effort, nearly 400 were still able to be produced for combat. The Ki-100 was also different in that it took a Radial rather that an In-Line Engine. Designed to counter Allied B-29 Bombing Raids of The Japanese Homeland, The Ki-100 was very successful against them. Much of their design specifications emulated The American P-51 ‘’Mustang’’. A Super-Charged, Tubo version was prototyped, but never saw action due to the end of The War. Crewed by a single Pilot, The Ki-100 was 20-feet in length with a wingspan of 40-feet. It was powered by a single Radial Mitsubishi Ha-12 Engine capable of 1,500 HP. It could achieve close to a 13,000-foot operational ceiling. The Ki-100 could also achieve 290-mph. Armament included twin 20mm Wing Cannons and a .50 Caliber Nose positioned Machine Gun.