Kikka Kai
Orange Blossom Kai
No.200 橘花改
Jet-powered Fighter-Bomber Icon 2.png Jet-powered Fighter-Bomber
Effects: Bombing+11 AA+12 Evasion+1 RangeLong
Combat Radius: 2 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 13)
Scrap value: Fuel 6 Ammo 4 Steel 10 Bauxite 14 (Unbuildable)

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Refittable Class
Coastal Defense Ship Destroyer
Light Cruiser Torpedo Cruiser
Heavy Cruiser Training Cruiser
Aviation Cruiser Fast Battleship
Battleship Aviation Battleship
Light Carrier Standard Aircraft Carrier
Armored Carrier Seaplane Tender
Submarine Aircraft Carrying Submarine
Submarine Tender Fleet Oiler
Repair Ship Amphibious Assault Ship

Introduction

潜水艦派遣作戦によりもたらされた海外で実用化されたターボジェット戦闘機の一部の設計図などを参考に開発された国産ジェット戦闘攻撃機です。本機「橘花改」は、爆装及び機首に30mm機銃を2門装備した戦闘爆撃機型として戦力化を図ります。※基地航空隊及び装甲甲板&甲板カタパルトを装備する一部正規空母のみ運用可能です。運用時には鋼材を消費します。

This is a domestic jet fighter-bomber developed based on the design drawing of turbojet fighter planes which were brought by submarine dispatch operations and put into service abroad. The Kikka Kai is equipped with bombs and two 30mm cannons on the nose to serve in its fighter-bomber role.

Notes

Unbuildable

Category Ships with Kikka Kai as stock equipment not found
Category Equipment that consume Kikka Kai during improvement not found

Characteristic of Jets[edit | edit source]

  • Can only be used on:
  • When used on Carriers, an additional Jet Assault phase will commence before every aerial combat phase. When used in Land Base Aerial Support, an additional Jet Assault phase will commence before every Land Base Aerial Support sortie.
  • Unlike regular aircraft, jets consume steel in every battle whenever Jet Assault phase takes place, even if no planes are lost.
    • Steel consumption cost per battle is 0.2 × no. of plane when battle start × LBAS deployment cost (rounded off to integer).
    • The steel reduction takes place during the sortie, so there is no visual indication within the game to remind players that such reduction has taken place. The expense in steel can only be seen when comparing pre-sortie steel levels with post-sortie levels.
    • Steel is only consumed when Jet Assault is initiated. In situations where the Jet Assault phase does not activate, such as anti-submarine-only battle, air raid battle and night battle nodes, steel will not be consumed.
  • Jet-powered fighter-bombers are treated as dive bombers, therefore aircraft carriers equipped with jet bombers cannot attack Installations during the shelling phase. However, they can still target Installations during the Aerial Combat phase.
  • Jet-powered fighter-bombers do not count towards triggering aircraft carrier cut-in (CVCI).


Trivia

One of Japan's secret weapons, the Kikka was a jet-powered aircraft that was made after Japanese military advisors witnessed the German Me 262 aviation trials of 1944, thinking that such a fast plane would be the perfect counter to the B-29 wreaking havoc across Japan. Germany agreed to send blueprints and a Me 262 through submarine transport after the request was put forth but were captured after German surrender. The only leads now were pictures and a sketch of a BMW 003 jet engine from a previous expedition and using the failed Ne-10 engine from a previous attempt at jet propulsion as a base. Going only by memory, Nakajima engineers started recreating the Me 262 air frame and jet engine but with the further limitation of being easy enough to be mass produced by largely unskilled labor. Although difficult, the new engine was completed and named Ne-20 in mid-1945 as a testament to Japanese ingenuity and cleverness. The prototype was tested on August 7th with no major problems but its second test ended in a crash due to the rocket assist takeoff not angled properly. Development stopped 7 days later with Japanese surrender.

Compared to the Me 262, it was significantly smaller, carried a smaller bomb load, less cannons, slower and less jet engine thrust but had folding wings to hide in caves and tunnels. Despite this, it was still a formidable interceptor and fighter-bomber with a good potential to catch the US bombing raids by surprise as the project was completely unknown to the USN until after the war ended. It is theorized that the Kikka would have been used as a Kamikaze aircraft because of it having no official classification but the high cost of producing a jet engine would have been very inefficient and unlikely since the Ohka rocket was in production at the same time while being much cheaper and use of obsolete planes costed nothing.

  • The Kikka is often identified as the Nakajima J9N1, or occasionally J9Y, which according to a researcher at the National Air and Space Museum is incorrect (the discussion is registered in this talk page).
  • It was also called Koukoku Nigou Heiki (皇国二号兵器 "Imperial Weapon No.2"). The Kikka Kai was a modified version of the design to be launched from a 200 m long catapult, officially known as "Nakajima Kikka-kai Prototype Turbojet Special Attacker"
  • The 74th Naval Air Group was supposed to be given these aircraft.
  • Even though Taihou is an Armored Aircraft Carrier and had a flight deck of 257 m long, the Shoukaku Kai Ni A-class are provided with a Prototype Flight Deck Catapult, which might allow them to operate the Kikka Kai and other jet aircraft in-game.

See also

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Main Gun Small QF 4.7inch Mk.XII Kai · 12cm Single (Kai 2· 120mm/50 Twin · 12.7cm Single · 12.7cm Twin (Model A (Kai 2· Model B · Model C · Model D (Kai 3)) · 130mm B-13 Twin
AA 10cm Twin HA · 12cm Single HA · 12.7cm HA LM (Single · Twin· 12.7cm HA K2 (Single · Twin· 5inch Single Mk.30 (Kai)
AAFD 10cm Twin HA + AAFD · 12.7cm Twin Model A Kai 3 + AAFD · 12.7cm Twin Model B Kai 4 + AAFD · 5inch Single Mk.30 Kai + GFCS Mk.37
Medium 14cm Single · 14cm Twin (Kai· Bofors (15cm Twin 1938 (Kai· 15.2cm Twin 1930· 15.2cm Twin (Kai· 152mm/55 Triple (Kai· 6inch Twin Mk.16 (mod.2· 6inch Twin Mk.XXI · 15.5cm Triple (Kai· 20.3cm Twin ((No.2) · (No.3)· SKC34 20.3cm Twin · 203mm/53 Twin · 8inch Triple Mk.9 (mod.2)
AAFD 5inch Twin DP (+ GFCS Mk.37)
Large 30.5cm Triple (Kai· 35.6cm Twin (Dazzle Camo · Kai · Kai 2· Proto 35.6cm Triple (Kai Dazzle Camo) · 38cm Twin (Kai· 38cm Quad (Kai· 381mm/50 Triple (Kai· 38.1cm Twin (/N Kai· 41cm Twin (Kai 2· 41cm Triple Kai (Proto 41cm · Kai 2· 46cm Triple (Proto 46cm · Kai)
16inch

16inch Twin (Mk.I · Mk.V · Mk.VIII Kai· 16inch Triple Mk.6 (mod.2 · + GFCS· 16inch Triple Mk.7 (+ GFCS)
16inch Mk.I Triple (+ AFCT Kai · + FCR Type 284)

Large (II) 51cm Twin (Prototype)
Secondary Gun 15cm Twin · 15.2cm Single · OTO 152mm Triple · 15.2cm Triple · 15.5cm Triple (Kai)
AA 8cm Twin HA (Kai + Add. Machine Guns· 10cm Twin HA (Carriage) · 10.5cm Twin · 12.7cm Twin HA · 5inch Single HA
AAFD 90mm Single HA · 10cm Twin HA Kai + Add. Machine Guns · 12.7cm HA + AAFD · 5inch Twin Mk.28 mod.2
Anti-Air Machine Gun 7.7mm · 12.7mm Single · 2cm Flakvierling 38 · 25mm Single (Twin · Triple· 3.7cm FlaK M42 · Bi Type 40mm Twin · 12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher (Kai 2· 20-tube 7inch UP Rocket Launchers
C.D. 25mm Triple (Concentrated Deployment) · Bofors 40mm Quad · QF 2-pounder Octo
Fire Director Type 91 Anti-Aircraft Fire Director · Type 94 Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
Torpedo Weapon Torpedo 53cm Twin · 53cm Oxygen Bow · 533mm Triple · 533mm Quint (Initial Model · Late Model· 61cm (Triple · Quad· 61cm Oxygen (Triple (Late Model· Quad (Late Model· Quint · Proto Sext)
Sub Submarine 53cm Bow (8 tubes) · Prototype FaT Type 95 Oxygen Torpedo Kai · Late Model Bow Torpedo Mount (6 tubes) (+ Skilled Sonar Personnel· Late Model 53cm Bow Torpedo Mount (8 tubes)
Midget Sub Kouhyouteki (Type A · Type C · Type D)
Carrier-based Aircraft Fighter Type 96 Fighter (Kai· Zero (Model 21 (Skilled · Iwamoto· Model 32 (Skilled· Model 52 (Skilled · 52A Iwamoto · 52C 601 · 52C Iwai· Model 53 (Iwamoto)) · Shiden (Kai 2 · Kai 4· Reppuu (Proto Late Model · Model 11 · 601 · Kai (Prototype) · Kai 2 (CarDiv 1/Skilled)) · Shinden Kai
Foreign

German: Bf 109T Kai · Focke-Wulf (Fw 190T Kai · Fw 190 A-5 Kai)
Italian: Reggiane (Re.2001 OR Kai · Re.2005 Kai)
American: Wildcat (F4F-3 · F4F-4· Hellcat (F6F-3  · F6F-5)  · XF5U
British: Fulmar · Seafire Mk.III Kai

Night Reppuu Kai 2 Model E (CarDiv 1/Skilled· Hellcat (F6F-3N · F6F-5N)
Torpedo Bomber Type 97 (Skilled · 931 (931/Skilled· Tomonaga · Murata· Tenzan (931 · 601 · Model 12A · Model 12 Tomonaga · Model 12 Murata· Ryuusei (601 · Kai (CarDiv 1 · CarDiv 1/Skilled)) · Re.2001 G Kai · Swordfish (Mk.II · Mk.III· TBD · TBF
Night TBM-3D · Type 97 Kai Model E (Skilled· Tenzan Model 12A Kai (Skilled)
Dive Bomber Type 99 (Skilled · Egusa· Suisei (Model 12A (634 w/Cluster Bombs · w/ Photo Fuze Bombs· Model 22 (634 (634/Skilled)) · Egusa · 601· Type 0 Fighter-bomber (Model 62 (Iwai· Model 63· Prototype Nanzan · Ju 87C Kai (Kai 2 (Skilled)) · SBD · F4U-1D · FM-2 · Skua · Re.2001 CB Kai · SB2U
Recon Saiun (Eastern Caroline · 4th Recon Squad· Type 2 Recon · Prototype Keiun
Seaplane Flying Boat Type 2 Large Flying Boat · PBY-5A Catalina
Recon Type 0 Recon (Model 11B · (Skilled)) · Type 0 Observation · Shiun · Type 98 Night Recon · Ar196 Kai · Ro.43 Recon · OS2U · S9 Osprey · Swordfish Mk.II Kai (Recon) · Fairey Seafox
Bomber Zuiun (Model 12 (634)) · Kai 2 (634 (634/Skilled)) · 631 · 634 (634/Skilled)) · Seiran (Prototype Seiran · 631· Laté 298B · Swordfish (Seaplane) (Mk.III Kai (Skilled))
Fighter Ro.44 Seaplane Fighter (bis· Type 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai (Skilled· Kyoufuu Kai
Land-based Aircraft Attack Type 96 · Type 1 (Nonaka · Model 22A · Model 34· Ginga (Egusa)
Patrol Toukai (Prototype · 901)
Fighter Interceptor Raiden · Shiden (Model 11 · Model 21 (Kai (343) 301st Sq.)) · Reppuu Kai (352 Air Group/Skilled· Shuusui (Prototype)
IJA/Foreign Type 1 Fighter Hayabusa (Model II (64th Sq.· Model III A (54th Sq.)) · Type 3 Fighter Hien (244 · Model 1D· Type 4 Fighter Hayate · Spitfire (Mk.I · Mk.V · Mk.IX· Fw 190 D-9 · Me 163B
LBAA-IJA Bomb-carrying Type 1 Fighter Hayabusa Model III Kai (65th Squadron)
Recon Type 2 LB Recon (Skilled)
Jets Fighter-Bomber Jet Keiun Kai · Kikka Kai
Anti-submarine Warfare Patroller Ka Type Observation Autogyro · O Type Observation Autogyro Kai (Kai 2· S-51J (Kai· Type 3 Command Liaison Aircraft (ASW)
Depth Charge Projector Type 94 Depth Charge Projector · Type 3 Depth Charge Projector (Concentrated Deployment· Type 2 12cm Mortar Kai (Concentrated Deployment· 15cm 9-tube ASW Rocket Launcher · RUR-4A Weapon Alpha Kai · Lightweight ASW Torpedo (Initial Test Model)
Racks Type 95 Depth Charge · Type 2 Depth Charge
Sonar Type 93 Passive Sonar · Type 3 Active Sonar · Type 0 Passive Sonar · Type 4 Passive Sonar · ASDIC (Type124 ASDIC · Type144/147 ASDIC · HF/DF + Type144/147 ASDIC)
Shell Type 3 Shell (Kai· Type 91 Armor Piercing Shell · Type 1 Armor Piercing Shell (Kai)
Anti-Ground WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) · Type 4 20cm Anti-ground Rocket Launcher (Concentrated Deployment)
Amphibious and Transport Landing Craft Daihatsu Landing Craft ((Type 89 Medium Tank & Landing Force)· Toku Daihatsu Landing Craft (+ 11th Tank Regiment· M4A1 DD
Tank Special Type 2 Amphibious Tank
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Material Saiun (Disassembled for Transport)
Radar Small Air Type 13 Air Radar (Kai· SG Radar (Initial Model) · GFCS Mk.37
Large Air Type 21 Air Radar (Kai· Type 42 Air Radar · 15m Duplex Rangefinder + Type 21 Radar Kai 2 · FuMO25 Radar · SK Radar (+ SG)
Small Surface Type 22 Surface Radar (Kai 4 (Calibrated Late Model)) · Type 33 Surface Radar
Large Surface Type 32 Surface Radar (Kai)
Submarine Submarine Radar (& Waterproof Telescope · & Passive Radiolocator ((E27) · Late Model))
Engine Turbine Improved Kanhon Type Turbine
Boiler Enhanced Kanhon Type Boiler · New Model High Temperature High Pressure Boiler
Bulge Anti-torpedo Bulge (Medium · Large· New Kanhon Design (Medium · Large· Pugliese Underwater Protection Bulkhead · Arctic Camouflage (+ Arctic Equipment)
Night Battle Aid Searchlight · Type 96 150cm Searchlight · Star Shell
Support Item Emergency Repair Personnel (Repair Goddess· Combat Ration ((Special Onigiri) · Canned Saury· Underway Replenishment
Personnel and Facility Fleet Command Facility (Striking Force· Ship Repair Facility · Skilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel · Night Operation Aviation Personnel (+ Skilled Deckhands· Skilled Lookouts
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