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Nakajima E2N Nakajima E2N

1929

Built between 1927 and 1929, this two-seat twin-float sesquiplane was powered by a 224kW Hispano-Suiza ...

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Intended to supersede the A1N1 and A1N2 in service, the NY prototype first flew in ...

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Nakajima A2N

1930

Nakajima A2N

Nakajima E4N Nakajima E4N

1930

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A Japanese army requirement of 1927 for a new single-seat fighter was contested by Nakajima, ...

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Nakajima Type 91

1931

Nakajima Type 91

Nakajima E8N DAVE Nakajima E8N DAVE

1934

Designed to replace the company's E4N2 in navy service, Nakajima's MS submission was basically an ...

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Extensively test-flown in 1934, the Nakajima Ki-4 sesquiplane had divided landing gear with streamlined wheel ...

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Nakajima Ki-4

1934

Nakajima Ki-4

Nakajima A4N Nakajima A4N

1935

The 1930s were a busy time for the Nakajima company. A whole series of experimental ...

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When in mid-1935 Kawasaki, Mitsubishi and Nakajima were instructed by the Imperial Japanese Army to build competitive prototypes ...

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Nakajima Ki-27 "NATE"

1936

Nakajima Ki-27 "NATE"

Nakajima Ki-34 / L1N1 "THORA" Nakajima Ki-34 / L1N1 "THORA"

1936

Nakajima acquired from Douglas Aircraft in the USA licence-construction rights for the DC-2 civil transport. ...

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Designed to a 1935 requirement, and already in service for four years when Japan entered the war, ...

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Nakajima B5N "KATE"

1937

Nakajima B5N "KATE"

Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" / "OSCAR" Nakajima Ki-43 "Hayabusa" / "OSCAR"

1939

With its relatively low-powered radial engine, two-blade propeller and twin rifle-calibre machine-gun armament, the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (peregrine falcon) ...

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The Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (storm dragon) was designed early in 1938 to replace the JAAF's successful Mitsubishi Ki-21 ...

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Nakajima Ki-49 "Donryu" / "HELEN"

1939

Nakajima Ki-49 "Donryu" / "HELEN"

Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki" / "TOJO" Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki" / "TOJO"

1940

Of similar general configuration to the Ki-43, the Nakajima Ki-44 prototypes incorporated the manoeuvring flaps that had been ...

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At a time when the triumphs of the B5N were still almost three years in the ...

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Nakajima B6N "Tenzan" / "JILL"

1941

Nakajima B6N "Tenzan" / "JILL"

Nakajima J1N "Gekko" / "IRVING" Nakajima J1N "Gekko" / "IRVING"

1941

Just as specialist night-fighter design had largely been ignored by European nations before World War II, Japan's similar ...

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Japan was the only nation to produce and deliver into service float-equipped single-seat interceptor fighter seaplanes (the British ...

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Nakajima A6M2-N "RUFE"

1941

Nakajima A6M2-N "RUFE"

Nakajima G5N "Shinzan" / "LIZ" Nakajima G5N "Shinzan" / "LIZ"

1941

The first prototype flew on April 10, 1941. 7 built.

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Early experience in the Pacific war showing the need for a long-range carrier-based reconnaissance aircraft, ...

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Nakajima C6N "Saiun" / "MYRT"

1943

Nakajima C6N "Saiun" / "MYRT"

Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" / "FRANK" Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" / "FRANK"

1943

Best of all Japanese fighters available in quantity during the last year of the war, the Nakajima ...

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Developed as the Experimental 18-Shi Heavy Bomber Renzan (Nakajima G8N1), this was a very advanced ...

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Nakajima G8N "Renzan" / "RITA"

1944

Nakajima G8N "Renzan" / "RITA"

Nakajima J5N "Tenrai" Nakajima J5N "Tenrai"

1944

Designed by Katsuji Nakamura and Kazuo Ohno and built to an 18-Shi specification for a ...

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Encouraged by enthusiastic reports of the German Messerschmitt Me 262 from the Japanese air attache in Berlin, the ...

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Nakajima "Kikka"

1945

Nakajima "Kikka"

Nakajima Ki-115 "Tsurugi" Nakajima Ki-115 "Tsurugi"

1945

In January 1945 Nakajima was ordered by the Imperial Japanese Army to design and develop, ...

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The first prototype flew in April 1945. One built.

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Nakajima Ki-87

1945

Nakajima Ki-87



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