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Doug_Thompson
06-15-2005, 10:55 PM
Easy to fly yet very responsive. Definite edge over US "muscle" fighters in maneuverability (no surprise there) but also able to hold it's own against them in vertical maneuvers. Holds together in a dive very well. Cockpit view better than expected for a plane without a bubble canopy. Can get out of even a vicious spin without much problem. Has enough firepower and ammo to bring down American planes.

Overall, excellent.

Doug_Thompson
06-15-2005, 10:55 PM
Easy to fly yet very responsive. Definite edge over US "muscle" fighters in maneuverability (no surprise there) but also able to hold it's own against them in vertical maneuvers. Holds together in a dive very well. Cockpit view better than expected for a plane without a bubble canopy. Can get out of even a vicious spin without much problem. Has enough firepower and ammo to bring down American planes.

Overall, excellent.

ElAurens
06-15-2005, 10:56 PM
It's only real drawback is it's low (by 1945 standards) top speed.

EnGaurde
06-15-2005, 11:04 PM
hmmm yes it drags its feet in a straight line.

hopelessly outpaced, frankly.

but the main thing is its tough enough to take a drubbing and doesnt lose agility at speed.

go in high i suppose, and zoom climb, using maneouverability at speed to ram those rounds home.

Doug_Thompson
06-16-2005, 04:55 PM
This is a more forgiving aircraft than the Tony.

The Tony isn't difficult to fly, but the Ki-100 is easy. It also recovers from a stall more readily, it seems. It does "drag its feet in a straight line" compared to allied late war planes, but what Japanese plane doesn't?

This plane never got a name. The Japanese called it the Goshiki-sen (Year 5 fighter). Just like the Zero was the Reisen (Year 0 fighter).

I'm going to call it the Hun, for Hundred.