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Imperial Japanese Military
Empire of Japan
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(Dai Nippon Teikoku Rikugun)
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History of the Japanese Military
Military History of Japan during World War II

The following is the List of aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, both past and present.

Pre-1945 Imperial Japanese Navy[]

Fighters[]

Bombers[]

Reconnaissance and liaison[]

  • Mitsubishi 2MR 1923 carrier reconnaissance aircraft (Type 10 Carrier Reconnaissance Aircraft)
  • Nakajima C6N 彩雲 "Saiun" Myrt 1943 Navy reconnaissance plane
  • Yokosuka R2Y 景雲 "Keiun" 1945 reconnaissance

Trainers[]

Transports[]

  • Hitachi LXG1 (Liaison and communication)
  • Kawanishi H6K2/4-L (Transport Flying boat)
  • Kawanishi H6K3 (Transport Flying boat)
  • Kawanishi H8K2-L Seiku (Transport version of H8K)
  • Kawanishi E11K1 (Merchant Transport Hydroplane)
  • Mitsubishi K3M3-L "Pine" (Light Transport)
  • Mitsubishi L3Y1/2 (Armed Transport)
  • Mitsubishi G6M1/2-L (Armed Transport)
  • Mitsubishi L4M1 (Personnel Transport)
  • Nakajima C2N1 (Light transport)
  • Nakajima L1N1 (Personnel Transport)
  • Nakajima G5N2-L Shinzan "Liz" (Merchant transport)
  • Nihon L7P1 (Light amphibious transport)
  • Showa/Nakajima L2D2 "Tabby" (Merchants and Personnel Transport)
  • Yokosuka H5Y1 "Cherry" (Transport Hydroplane)
  • Kyushu K10W11 "Oak" (liaison and Communications)
  • Nakajima A4N1 (liaisons)
  • Aichi E13A1 "Jake" (liaisons and officer transport)

Flying boats and seaplanes[]

Modern Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force[]

(post 1945)

Flying boats[]

  • Consolidated PBY-6A 1955 Reconnaissance & anti-submarine flying boat
  • Grumman JRF-5 1955 Search and rescue flying boat
  • Grumman UF-2 1961 Search and rescue flying boat
  • Shin Meiwa UF-XS 1963 experimental flying boat.
  • Shin Meiwa PS-1 1968 Reconnaissance & anti-submarine flying boat
  • Shin Meiwa US-1 1975 Search and rescue flying boat
  • ShinMaywa US-2 2007 Search and rescue flying boat US-1A kai US-1A 改(kai)(kai=improved)

Helicopters[]

See also[]

List of military aircraft of Japan

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