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KAWASAKI KI-100 History Of Aviation Airplane Fighter Aircraft Silver Coin 5000 Francs Burundi 2015


New commemorative coin series depicting important milestones of aviation starting with airplanes from World War II. This is dedicated to Kawasaki KI-100. More than 2000 years of aviation: from kites and gliders to supersonic flight. Pure silver coins with brilliant colorization limited to only 1945 pcs.

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Kawasaki KI-100
The Kawasaki Ki-100 was a fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. The Japanese Army designation was "Type 5 Fighter". No Allied code name was assigned to this type. The emergency measure of adapting a Ki-61-II-KAI fighter to carry a Mitsubishi radial engine resulted in one of the best interceptors used by the Army during the entire war. It combined excellent power and manoeuvrability and, although its high-altitude performance against the USAAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers was limited by the lack of an efficient supercharger, it performed better than most other IJAAF fighters. Operational missions began in March 1945. From the first engagements, the Ki-100 performed well against the B-29 and showed itself to be equally effective against U.S. Navy carrier fighters. A new variant, the Ki-100-Ib, was produced during the last weeks of the war in time to equip five sentai for home defense duties.

  • CountryBurundi
  • Year2015
  • Face Value5000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.945
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin is dominated by a splendid full and vivid colour design portraying the airplane and the name of the series "History of Aviation". The unique design highlights the particular landscape and dynamics of the plane that seems to come out of the coin and continue his journey. A stylized plane and the instrumentation style around the coin complete the elegant design. On the back is depicted the year of issue, the nominal value and the coat of arms of the Republic of Burundi.