Aichi E16A Zuiun / Paul


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Aichi E16A Zuiun / Paul

The first prototype flew in 1942. Enetered service in 1943. 256 built.

Aichi E16A Zuiun / Paul

 ENGINE1 x Mitsubishi MK8D Kensei-54, 975kW
  Take-off weight4553 kg10038 lb
  Empty weight2945 kg6493 lb
  Wingspan12.81 m42 ft 0 in
  Length10.83 m36 ft 6 in
  Height4.79 m16 ft 9 in
  Wing area28.0 m2301.39 sq ft
  Max. speed435 km/h270 mph
  Cruise speed330 km/h205 mph
  Ceiling10000 m32800 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 20mm cannons, 1 x 13mm machine-gun, 250kg of bombs

Aichi E16A Zuiun / PaulA three-view drawing (752 x 1192)

Klaatu83, e-mail, 04.03.2011 21:05

"...the E16A was equiped as dive bomber." In fact, the wide, slotted fairings, visible on the forward float struts, were actually retractable dive brakes. They were a design feature unique to this particular aircraft.


B7ARyusei, e-mail, 21.08.2010 01:12

The E16A Zuiun is a variant of the E13A Jake.But the only diference on the 2 is what the E16A was equiped as dive bomber.Unfotunately was entered in service in the moment of the allies was obtained the AS E16A was highly killed by the Hellcats and in 1945 was used in Okinawa as tokkotai


Hiroyuki Takeuchi, e-mail, 30.01.2009 06:27

The 634-Ku unit equipped with this type achieved a number of successes in night intruder missions in the Phillipnes and Okinawa campaigns.


Mick Dunne, e-mail, 23.11.2008 08:50

Fantastic aircraft! Perfect for its role...


kazuo takeda, e-mail, 08.03.2007 01:03

Goood japanese air-craft!


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