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Nakajima E8N “Dave”

Nakajima E8N “Dave” (1934) Imperial Japanese Navy, 755 built The “Dave”, standard IJN observation seaplane The Nakajima E8N was a…

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Yokosuka B4Y “Jean” (1935)

Yokosuka B4Y “Jean” (1935) Imperial Japanese Navy, 205 built The Mitsubishi B2M which needed replacement (1932), derived from the Blackburn…

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Mitsubishi A5M “Claude” (1937)

Mitsubishi A5M “Claude” (1937) Imperial Japanese Navy, 1085 built The main IJN fighter in 1940 The Mitsubish A5M (allied designation…

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Aichi D1A (1934)

Aichi D1A “Susie” (1934) Imperial Japanese Navy, 590 built The last IJN biplane dive bomber The Aichi D1A/D2A “Susie” was…

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Nakajima A4N (1935)

Nakajima A4N (1932) Imperial Japanese Navy, 148 built The 1930s IJN naval fighter The Nakajima A4N was a carrier-based fighter,…

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Mitsubishi B1M (1924)

Mitsubishi B1M (1924) Imperial Japanese Navy, 443 built The main IJN torpedo bomber of the interwar The Mitsubishi B1M was…

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Mitsubishi 1MF (1919)

Mitsubishi 1MF (1919) Imperial Japanese Navy, 148 built The long road towards the first IJN fighter The Imperial Japanese seaplanes…