Best Japanese bomber interceptor

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Which is your favorite and why. I say the "toryu" great airplane
     
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    I don't know that it's my favorite, but the J2M3 (and later J2M5) was pretty decent once it's flaws were ironed out.

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    Ki-84 or N1K2.
     
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    Ki-84 or the Ki-100.
     
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    Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki "Tojo", the IIc version whit Ho-301 cannon of 40mm caliber for better punch against the B-29.
     
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    The Ho-301 was an odd gun with caseless ammo and a very low velocity. It would hve been nearly imposible to use as an interceptor weapon.

    The Ho-204 (Type 4) 37mm gun which weighed about the same would have been a much better choice. But the Japanese had some nice 30mm guns which likely would have been more effective. (the Ki 84 did mount 2x 30mm wing guns)

    See: The WWII Fighter Gun Debate: Gun Tables
     
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