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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



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



  • 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)


See also

List of military aircraft of Japan

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