From: Konin, Poland, European Union
Don't forget the KI-45 Nick. It comes online in mid 42 and it has armour and a 20mm cannon, which is something all the other japanese aircrafts don't have untill 1943.
Agree with Koniu for the rest, except for the fact that in late war contest the Ki-201 isn't your best choice IMHO. Yes, it's fast, no surprise, but its range is limited and those 30mm cannons aren't that accurate (they aren't CL but F, which makes all the difference). Believe me: the best late war jap all around plane is the KI-83. I've faced them... deadly
The Sam is good obviously...but it comes online so late that i doubt it's worth to invest so much in that production line...They will fall like flies against the sweeping hordes of P-47s exactly like the Zeros... and as ablative armour they are just as good as the Oscars IV... so why bother?
So You telling Ki-83. I will need to look at his stats when back home.
Ki-83 is a good design ... stats like the Shinden, except it is 2E and a little slower.
Ki-83 is definitely better from K-201
OK, Ki-83 is 2E fighter but he is using Ha-43 engine. Engine economically chipper to research because can be used also by few important planes (Sam, George K5, Shinden)
Also SR is working on favor of Ki-83 not Ki-201
Ki-83 is also better from Ki-94II , Ki-94 have only better max altitude
We can compare Ki-83 and Shinden only for statistic. But one is army and second navy fighter so for game economy, discussion like that is pointless
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