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Mitsubishi 1MF / Type 10 Mitsubishi 1MF / Type 10

1921

The Mitsubishi 1MF was among the first designs produced for the Mitsubishi Internal Combustion Engine ...

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Another Herbert Smith design, the first example of the Mitsubishi 2MR two-seat carried-based reconnaissance biplane ...

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Mitsubishi 2MR

1922

Mitsubishi 2MR

Mitsubishi 1MT1N Mitsubishi 1MT1N

1922

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Following on his association with the Mitsubishi company, Herbert Smith designed the 2MT1 two-seat biplane ...

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Mitsubishi B1M / 2MT

1923

Mitsubishi B1M / 2MT

Mitsubishi 2MB1 Mitsubishi 2MB1

1925

After building 57 Nieuport 81 trainers for the Imperial Japanese Army as the Mitsubishi Ko-1, ...

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Seeking a second-generation fighter as a successor to the Type 10, in April 1926, the ...

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Mitsubishi 1MF9 Taka

1927

Mitsubishi 1MF9 Taka

Mitsubishi 1MF2 Hayabusa Mitsubishi 1MF2 Hayabusa

1928

In March 1927, the Imperial Army ordered Kawasaki, Nakajima and Mitsubishi to investigate design of ...

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Designed by Herbert Smith, the Sopwith designer working in Japan, the Mitsubishi 4MS1 prototype crew ...

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Mitsubishi K3M "PINE"

1930

Mitsubishi K3M "PINE"

Mitsubishi 2MR8 Mitsubishi 2MR8

1930

In 1927 Mitubishi enlisted the help of German designer Baumann to meet an Imperial Japanese ...

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In 1928 Mitsubishi presented to the Imperial Japanese Navy three new types: the Mitsubishi 1MF9 ...

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Mitsubishi B2M

1932

Mitsubishi B2M

Mitsubishi Ki-1 Mitsubishi Ki-1

1933

Showing strong signs of Junkers influence, the Mitsubishi Ki-1-l heavy bomber flew for the first ...

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A most successful design, although built only in limited numbers, the Mitsubishi Ki-2 light bomber ...

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Mitsubishi Ki-2

1933

Mitsubishi Ki-2

Mitsubishi 1MF10 Mitsubishi 1MF10

1933

To meet a 7-Shi (1932) requirement for an advanced single-seat shipboard fighter to succeed the ...

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As far back as 1935, in response to Japanese naval requirement for a landbased twin-engine reconnaissance aircraft, Mitsubishi ...

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Mitsubishi G3M "NELL"

1934

Mitsubishi G3M "NELL"

Mitsubishi Ka-8 Mitsubishi Ka-8

1934

In 1933, the Imperial Navy, influenced by trends in Western Europe and the USA, issued ...

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An Imperial Japanese Navy specification of 1934 for a single-seat fighter with a maximum speed ...

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Mitsubishi A5M "CLAUDE"

1935

Mitsubishi A5M "CLAUDE"

Mitsubishi Ka-14 Mitsubishi Ka-14

1935

Among several 9-Shi requirements, in February 1934, the Imperial Navy issued an outline specification for ...

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As soon as the Imperial Navy had expressed its satisfaction with the performance of the ...

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Mitsubishi Ki-18

1935

Mitsubishi Ki-18

Mitsubishi Ki-15 / C5M BABS Mitsubishi Ki-15 / C5M BABS

1936

In July 1935 the Imperial Japanese Army drew up its specification for a new two-seat reconnaissance aircraft, and ...

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The Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Army Type 97 Heavy Bomber) was produced by engineers Nakata and Ozawa in response to ...

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Mitsubishi Ki-21

1936

Mitsubishi Ki-21

Mitsubishi F1M PETE Mitsubishi F1M PETE

1936

Roughly equivalent to the American Curtiss SOC Seagull observation float biplane, the smaller Mitsubishi F1M was of more ...

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Bearing the company designation Mitsubishi Ka-16, this cantilever low-wing monoplane, carrier-based torpedo-bomber flew in prototype ...

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Mitsubishi B5M "MABEL"

1936

Mitsubishi B5M "MABEL"

Mitsubishi Ki-33 Mitsubishi Ki-33

1936

The acceptance of the Ka-14 9-Shi fighter by the Imperial Navy and evaluation of a ...

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In May 1936 the Imperial Japanese Army issued its specification for a light bomber required to supersede ...

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Mitsubishi Ki-30 ANN

1937

Mitsubishi Ki-30 ANN

Mitsubishi A6M "Reisen" / "ZEKE" Mitsubishi A6M "Reisen" / "ZEKE"

1939

The famous Mitsubishi A6M, popularly known as the 'Zero', was the first carrierborne fighter in the world ...

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One of the best-looking Japanese aircraft of World War II, the Mitsubishi Ki-46 was designed ...

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Mitsubishi Ki-46 DINAH

1939

Mitsubishi Ki-46 DINAH

Mitsubishi Ki-51 SONIA Mitsubishi Ki-51 SONIA

1939

To meet an Imperial Japanese Army specification of December 1937 for a ground-attack aircraft, which it was suggested ...

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With interest shown by Japan Air Lines for a civil version of the Mitsubishi Ki-21 ...

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Mitsubishi Ki-57 / MC-20 / L4M "TOPSY"

1939

Mitsubishi Ki-57 / MC-20 / L4M "TOPSY"

Mitsubishi G4M "BETTY" Mitsubishi G4M "BETTY"

1939

Codenamed 'Betty' by the Allies, the Mitsubishi G4M long-range medium bomber remained in service with the Japanese navy ...

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Although designed to a 1939 requirement, at a time when Japanese war leaders scarcely imagined a situation requiring ...

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Mitsubishi J2M "Raiden"

1942

Mitsubishi J2M "Raiden"

Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu / PEGGY Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu / PEGGY

1942

Fortunately for the Allies in the latter stages of the Pacific war, comparatively few of the formidable ...

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Intended to meet a requirement formulated in 1943 for an advanced two-seat long-range escort fighter, ...

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Mitsubishi Ki-83

1944

Mitsubishi Ki-83

Mitsubishi Ki-109 Mitsubishi Ki-109

1944

Derived from the Ki-67 Hiryu bomber as a heavy interceptor, the Ki-109 was originally ...

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The design by Mitsubishi of a carrier-based fighter to supersede the A6M Zero-Sen had been ...

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Mitsubishi A7M "Reppu" / "SAM"

1944

Mitsubishi A7M "Reppu" / "SAM"

Mitsubishi J8M "Shusui" Mitsubishi J8M "Shusui"

1945

Development of the Messerschmitt Me 163B rocket-powered fighter in Germany prompted Japan to acquire rights ...

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Redesigned Ki-67 bomber intended for kamikaze attacks. First combat use was on April 17, 1945.

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Mitsubishi Ki-167

1945

Mitsubishi Ki-167

Mitsubishi MU-2 Mitsubishi MU-2

1963

In 1956 Mitsubishi began the design of a light utility transport to be powered by ...

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The T-2 was the first supersonic aircraft developed by the Japanese aircraft industry. It is ...

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Mitsubishi T-2

1971

Mitsubishi T-2

Mitsubishi F-1 Mitsubishi F-1

1975

Japan's first indigenous combat aircraft to be produced after the end of World War II, ...

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In 1977 Mitsubishi designed and built two prototypes of a twin-turbofan business aircraft designated the ...

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Mitsubishi MU-300 / Diamond

1978

Mitsubishi MU-300 / Diamond



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