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XyZspineZyX
04-10-2007, 11:19 PM
I am chasing information on when & where late model Japanese fighters served during WW2. Any ideas on where to search the web? Mainly looking for info when & where the KI084a & b, the J2M3 & The N1K2Ja started active service. You could include the KI 100 & The KI043II in the story as well

XyZspineZyX
04-10-2007, 11:19 PM
I am chasing information on when & where late model Japanese fighters served during WW2. Any ideas on where to search the web? Mainly looking for info when & where the KI084a & b, the J2M3 & The N1K2Ja started active service. You could include the KI 100 & The KI043II in the story as well

Ernst_Rohr
04-11-2007, 09:08 AM
Historical operational use?

Some of them are a little different due to the flyable versions availible in game.

Ki-84: (Summer 1943, China till 1945)
China, Phillipines, Formosa (Taiwan), Okinawa, Japan.

First used in China with the 22nd Sentai. 22nd was later moved to the Phillipines, where the unit suffered from severe attrition and mechanical loss. 9 other Hayate equipped Sentai were sent to the Phillipines, the surviors of the Phillipine campaign evacuated to Formosa. Stayed in constant operational use in China, Formosa, Okinawa, and Japan till the end of the war.

Ki-100: (1945)
Entirely used in the defense of Japan.

Ki-43II: (Febuary 1943 on)
New Guinea, China, Phillipines, Formosa (Taiwan), Japan, Burma, Indochina, Indonesia

J2M3: (December 1943 on)
1st Deployed in Japan, 1st operational use was in the Marianas in very limited numbers flying from Guam. Also used in limited number in the Phillipines. Major operational use was Home Defense over Okinawa and Japan.

N1K2-Ja: (1945)
The earlier N1K1-J saw action in the Phillipines, but the Shinden Kai only saw operational use in Formosa and in the Home Defense role over Okinawa and Japan.

tools4foolsA
04-12-2007, 01:27 AM
Ernst,

good info, thanks, but Philippines please.
Hurts my eye after having been there many time.

Another mistake a lot of people seem to make in Manila. It simply isn't Manilla or plain vanilla...

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DKoor
04-12-2007, 02:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tools4foolsA:
Hurts my eye </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Not as much as sometimes used word "pro<span class="ev_code_RED">p</span>lems" hurts mine...
For some odd reason that urges me to puke. http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/smileys/yuk.gif

But excellent info, I appreciate it Ernst_Rohr http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
I'll probably give the Oscar and Ki-100 a spin so this will come very handy.

tigertalon
04-12-2007, 03:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
Not as much as sometimes used word "pro<span class="ev_code_RED">p</span>lems" hurts mine...
For some odd reason that urges me to puke.http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/smileys/yuk.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nah, that's just abbreviation for "prop problems". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ernest Rohr, regarding Ki-84, you ment 1944, not 1943, right?

Ernst_Rohr
04-12-2007, 01:06 PM
Actually the several preproduction Ki-84's were sent for operationa combat testing in China in late October 1943. This was around 80 to 100 aircraft, depending on sources.

The impressive operational success of the protoype Hayates is what got the IJA to accellerate the production and acceptance of the Ki-84 into frontline service.

The produtction Hayate's started to arrive at units by April-May of 1944, and due to the number of operational pre-production planes, training officers and flight training was rapid.

Overall production and acceptance of the Hayate was VERY fast, particularly for the IJA.

1st protype flew in April 1943, 1st operationa testing was October 1943, and by March of 1944 the plane was in full production and service. Thats fast by any air force standards of the time for any WW2 nation.

DKoor
04-12-2007, 01:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tigertalon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
Not as much as sometimes used word "pro<span class="ev_code_RED">p</span>lems" hurts mine...
For some odd reason that urges me to puke.http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/smileys/yuk.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Nah, that's just abbreviation for "prop problems". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>http://www.index.hr/forum/smilies/icon_lol.gif

Good un, lol.

BM357_Sniper
04-12-2007, 03:16 PM
You'll see 100 more KI84's flying online in a DF server than any WWII fighter pilot ever saw. lol

mandrill7
04-12-2007, 03:20 PM
IIRC Ki-84's also saw service in SE Asia. Not sure about CBI and Malaya though.

Waldo.Pepper
04-12-2007, 03:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">where to search the web? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If I may suggest a book rather than the all knowing infallible web.

http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Aircraft-Pacific-Rene-Francillon/dp/087021313X

At a library near you!

VFS-214_Hawk
04-12-2007, 03:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">where to search the web? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If I may suggest a book rather than the all knowing infallible web.

http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Aircraft-Pacific-Rene-Francillon/dp/087021313X

At a library near you! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have discovered on this forum that books lie, the pilots that flew them lie, the factories that built them lie. The only person that knows the truth is OLEG!