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Kawasaki Ki-61-1-Otsu Hien

8,784 AntonWings  28 days ago

[About Ki-61 I-Otsu Type 3 Fighter "Hien"]


Wikipedia
The Ki-61 Type 3 Fighter "Hien" is a single-seat fighter of the Japanese Army. Designed by Takeo Doi and developed by Kawasaki Aircraft, it first flew in 1941.
Its nickname "Hien" means "flying swallow. Its code name for the Allies was "Tony.
It is a fighter equipped with a water-cooled engine, which is rare for a Japanese military aircraft.
Although its performance was good, it was continually plagued by engine malfunctions. The Ki-61 was powered by the Ha-40, a domestically produced version of the German DB601. However, the Ha-40 had a very low operating rate due to Japan's low industrial capacity and low-quality materials, which led to a low opinion of the Ki-61 itself. Production of the Ha-140, a development of the Ha-40, was delayed, and at one point there was an unusual situation where headless Ki-61s with no engine were lined up outside the factory. This led to the birth of the Ki-100, whose engine was later replaced by the air-cooled Ha-112.

[About the work]
Created by request from BeeBeeBanoBo. Thanks for the suggestion. However, I could not reproduce the desired painting of the 68th squadron. I could not think of a good way how to make the speckled paint. Sorry.
The cockpit is roughly reproduced.Since I could not find good documentation on the operating equipment, the various operating levers are quite appropriately made.
I have not verified this because I do not have Simple Planes VR. Sorry.

[Controls]
AG2:Landing Light
AG3:Navigaion Light
AG4:Canopy
AG6,7:nose machine gun activation
Trim: Elevator trim
VTOL:Flaps


1:Left Machine gun cocking lever (Activate machine gun)
2:Right Machine gun cocking lever (Activate machine gun)
3:Navigaion Light
4:Landing Light
5:Throttle Lever
6:Elevator trim Lever
7:Flap Lever
8:Landing Gear Lever
9:Canopy

[Screenshots]

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 39.7ft (12.1m)
  • Length 28.7ft (8.7m)
  • Height 11.6ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 7,407lbs (3,359kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,704lbs (3,494kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.151
  • Wing Loading 30.9lbs/ft2 (150.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 249.6ft2 (23.2m2)
  • Drag Points 1761

Parts

  • Number of Parts 730
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 2,517
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    1,539 Jaspy190

    @AntonWings Understandable. Thank you for considering it!

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    8,784 AntonWings

    @Jaspy190
    Thank you for writing these interesting facts.
    I like the sleek look of the Ki-48, but I don't think I'll make one right now, as I've just finished making the Ki-45, which is partially appropriated from the Ki-48 design.
    I will keep it in mind as a candidate to make one.

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    1,539 Jaspy190

    @AntonWings thank you for clearing up that misconception! And, If you do start to work on twin engine bombers, will you do a Ki-48?

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    8,784 AntonWings

    @MikuisNOTaboi
    Thanks for the comment.
    Ah, Betty. That sounds interesting too.

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    8,784 AntonWings

    @Jaspy190
    Yes, you are correct about the models later than Type 1-Tei (including Ki-100).
    Models prior to Type1-Hei had a 12.7mm machine gun in the nose.

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    Make a G4M2

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    1,539 Jaspy190

    @AntonWings fun fact: the guns in the nose of the Ki-61 were 20mm cannons, perfect for ripping open US Bombers.

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    8,784 AntonWings

    @Killer123562
    Thank you for your comment.
    I have received some requests for jets from the late Great War, such as the Me-262, and I would like to consider the P-59 as a candidate.

    +1 28 days ago
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    8,784 AntonWings

    @Jaspy190
    Thanks a lot!
    I would like to make the Ki-100 as well.

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    Looks great! Can't wait to fly it but if I could make an suggestion I personally would love to see an Bell P-59 there's not many VR ones that I know of and I would love for you to make one

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    1,539 Jaspy190

    This is amazing! Can you do a Ki-100 next? If so thank you, even if not, thank you!

    +2 28 days ago