Kawasaki Ki.100 Notes: Aircraft of the Aces 114:
Page 81: "Most pilots found the new hybrid fighter superior to the Hien in all respects,
and Capt. Hideaki Inayama, who had formerly flown the Ki.44 with the 87th Sentai,
opined that 'the maneuverability of the Ki.100 was the best of the Army's frontline
fighters, with the exception of the Ki.43. Even less experienced pilots could fly it
easily and fight with it'."
Capt. Fumisuke Shono of the 244th Sentai: "In May I switched to the Type 5 fighter.
This was a very good - probably the best - Army fighter. Not only was it fitted with a
more reliable air-cooled engine, but it also had 20 mm. cannon in the fuselage, so
the radius of turn was much less."