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ElAurens
12-11-2005, 11:09 AM
OK, as this aircraft in the game appears to not meet the various real world performance numbers published for it, I have been wondereing, Just what are the official Imperial Japanese Army Flying Corps numbers for it? And what were their test conditions?

The US Technical Air Intelligence Center manual credits the Ki61 with 302mph at sea level, and 361mph at 15,800ft. both with the military power rating. They list the military power output as 1030hp at sea level and 1085hp at 13,800ft. However they list the War Emergency Power (WEP) as 1100 at 12,600ft.

Something does not seem right here.

ElAurens
12-11-2005, 11:09 AM
OK, as this aircraft in the game appears to not meet the various real world performance numbers published for it, I have been wondereing, Just what are the official Imperial Japanese Army Flying Corps numbers for it? And what were their test conditions?

The US Technical Air Intelligence Center manual credits the Ki61 with 302mph at sea level, and 361mph at 15,800ft. both with the military power rating. They list the military power output as 1030hp at sea level and 1085hp at 13,800ft. However they list the War Emergency Power (WEP) as 1100 at 12,600ft.

Something does not seem right here.

ElAurens
12-11-2005, 01:02 PM
I just did some testing...

Results are posted in the PF forum here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/4981018583).

It seems the Ki61 Ko comes nowhere close to it's real world level speeds.

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LEBillfish
12-11-2005, 01:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ElAurens:
OK, as this aircraft in the game appears to not meet the various real world performance numbers published for it, I have been wondereing, Just what are the official Imperial Japanese Army Flying Corps numbers for it? And what were their test conditions?. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Max. Speed...These are the generally accepted numbers form the Kawasaki data, JAFC data, U.S. captured example coded JAFC S/N 263 (real S/N 163, so a Ki-61-1-Ko).

Ki-61-1a
Weight Empty = 2,210kg
Weight Loaded = 2,950kg
Weight Loaded Max = 3,250kg
Max. Speed = 590 km/hr@5,000m
Cruising Speed = Unknown
Climb = Unknown

Ki-61-1b
Weight Empty = 2,210kg
Weight Loaded = 3,130kg
Weight Loaded Max = 3,616kg
Max. Speed = 592 km/hr@4,860m
Cruising Speed = 400 km/hr@4,000m
Climb = 5,000m/5min, 31seconds

Ki-61-1c
Weight Empty = unlisted
Weight Loaded = unlisted
Weight Loaded Max = unlisted
Max. Speed = Unknown
Cruising Speed = Unknown
Climb = Unknown
**Assumed the only difference between the 1b & 1c would have been weight due to added armor, Mauser cannons, fuel loadouts, fire extinguisher system....So performance should be between 1b & 1d

Ki-61-1d
Weight Empty = 2,630kg
Weight Loaded = 3,470kg
Weight Loaded Max = unlisted
Max. Speed = 580 km/hr@5,000m
Cruising Speed = unlisted
Climb = unlisted


The 580km/hr @ 5,000m number actually applies to the Ki-61-1d which we don't have and rougly weighed 420kg more then the model 1a/1b.

big_lads
12-15-2005, 06:27 PM
The Hien is such a nice looking plane.

It's a shame that it's nerfed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Kuna15
12-15-2005, 06:30 PM
That is nice unusual plane.
However it lacks speed as you guys pointed out... turn is the stronger side of this aircraft.

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