The Watanabe Ironworks (K. K.WatanabeTekkosho) began making aircraft parts during 1920s, building trainers from 1931. Ki-51 Army Type 99 still serving 1941, but obsolete. Developed seaplanes (E13A, E14Y) during Second World War; fighters (A5M and J7W); K10W1 trainer, copied from North American NA-16, built in 1941; production after first 26 given to Nippon. Built K11W1 bomber crew trainer in 1940, and copy of Bucker Bu 131 Jungmann. In 1942 produced Q14Tokai three-seat long-range naval patrol aircraft. Reorganized as Kyushu Hikoki K.K. in 1943 and products known retrospectively under that name.

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