A Ki-100 at rediness[1](This is the personal aircraft of Captain Yasuhide Baba, Commander of the 5th Sentai)[2]

The Kawasaki Ki-100 was a late war radial engined development of the Kawasaki Ki-61.


The idea of adjusting the airframe to take a radial engine was initially suggested during September 1944 by Major Isaku Imagawa, the commander of the IJAAF's Air Evaluation Department, due to increasing problems with the original in-line engine.


  1. Warbird Resorce Group Ki-100
  2. Template:Aeroplane Monthly Database - November 2005 Page 64