Fighter - Interceptor
The Kawasaki Ki-100 was a fighter-interceptor aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. The Japanese Army designation was "Type 5 Fighter".
Note: Ko, Otsu, Hei and Tei are the Japanese equivalents to a, b, c, d. Kai ('modified' or 'improved') was also used for some models of the Ki-61.
- Ki-100. (prototypes): one batch of Kawasaki Ki-61 II KAI with radial engine. 3 built as such.
- Ki-100 I-Ko. Fighter Type 5 of Army (Mark Ia) initial model of series, KI-61 II KAI modified. 271 built as such.
- Ki-100 I-Otsu. (Mark Ib) full-vision canopy. 118 built as such.
- Ki-100 II. Engine Mitsubishi Ha-112-II Ru with turbocharger, 1,120 kW (1,500 hp). 3 built as such.
- Total production: 395 examples.
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||Kawasaki Ha-40 /1,175
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|12.7-mm machine guns
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- "Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War" /Francillon, Rene J./
- "Warplanes of the Second World War" /Green, William/