Ki-100 II with Turbocharger
Katalog Nummer: 92128
3 obtiskové varianty
1. Ki-100 II, No.3 Kawasaki aircraft GIFU factory, August 1945
2. Ki-100 II, 55th Sentai, Japan 1945 /alternate marking/
3. Ki-100 II, 244th Sentai, Japan 1945 /alternate marking/
With the Ki-100 proving such a success, it was decided to initiate production of this aircraft, the resulting Ki-100-Ib differing only by having the cutdown rear fuselage and all-round-view canopy that had been designed for the proposed Ki-61-III. A total of 99 of this version was built before production was brought to an end by the growing weight of USAAF air attacks. A more effective version had been planned, to be powered by the Mitsubishi Ha-112 engine which incorporated a turbocharger to improve high-altitude performance, but only three of these Ki-100-II prototypes had been built and flown by the end of the war.