List of aircraft of Japan during World War II

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This is a list of aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Allied reporting names in "quotation marks".

Fighters[edit]

AircraftAllied
Code name
First
flown
Number
built
ServiceImage
Kawanishi N1K Kyofu Navy Fighter SeaplaneRex194297IJNN1K1 in biwalake .jpg
Kawanishi N1K1-J/N1K2-J Shiden Navy Land-Based InterceptorGeorge19431435IJNKawanishi N1K Shiden.jpg
Kawasaki Ki-10 Army Type 95 FighterPerry1935588IJAKI-10 type II Kai page 89.jpg
Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu Army Type 2 Two-Seat FighterNick19411370IJAKawasaki Ki-45.jpg
Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Army Type 3 FighterTony19433159IJAKawasaki Ki-61 Hien with drop tank.jpeg
Kawasaki Ki-100 Goshikisen Army Type 5 FighterTony1945395IJAThe Kawasaki Ki-100 of the 111th squadron.jpg
Kawasaki Ki-102 Army Type 4 Assault AircraftRandy1944238IJAKawasaki KI-102b heavy fighter.jpg
Mitsubishi A5M Navy Type 96 Carrier-based FighterClaude19371094IJNAkagi Type 96 fighter.jpg
Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen Navy Type Zero Carrier FighterZeke/Hamp194011000IJNA6M3 Model22 UI105 Nishizawa.jpg
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden Navy Interceptor FighterJack1942621IJNMitsubishi J2M.JPG
Mitsubishi Ki-46-III-Kai Army Type 100 Air Defence FighterDinah19411742IJA, IJNKi-46 cropped.jpg
Nakajima A6M2-N Navy Type 2 Interceptor/Fighter-BomberRufe1941327IJNA6N2-N Rufe.jpg
Nakajima J1N1-S GekkoIrving1941479IJNJ1N-2s.jpg
Nakajima Ki-27 Army Type 97 FighterNate19373368IJAKi-27 2.jpg
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Army Type 1 FighterOscar19395919IJANakajima Ki-43-IIa.jpg
Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki Army Type 2 Single-Seat FighterTojo19411225IJAKi-44 (1).jpg
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate Army Type 4 FighterFrank19433514IJANakajima Ki-84 (Army Type 4 Fighter) Mockup (6410732231).jpg

Attack Aircraft[edit]

AircraftAllied
Code name
First
flown
Number
built
ServiceImage
Aichi D3A Navy Type 99 Carrier BomberVal19401486IJND3A1 Akagi.jpg
Aichi B7A Ryusei Navy carrier torpedo bomberGrace1942114IJNB7A-Ryusei torpedo.jpg
Aichi M6A1 Seiran Navy Special Strike Submarine Bombern/a194328IJNM6A1.jpg
Mitsubishi Ki-15 Army Type 97 Command Reconnaissance PlaneBabs1936500~IJAKi-15-2.jpg
Mitsubishi Ki-51 Army Type 99 Assault PlaneSonia19392385IJAMitsubishi Ki-51-1.jpg
Mitsubishi B5M Navy Type 97 No.2 Carrier Attack BomberMabel1937125IJNB5M Type 97 Carrier Attack Bomber Mabel B5M-11.jpg
Nakajima B5N Navy Type 97 Carrier Attack BomberKate19371150~IJNNakajima B5N2 green.jpg
Nakajima B6N Tenzan Navy Carrier Torpedo BomberJill19411268IJNB6N in flight.jpg
Tachikawa Ki-36 Army Type 98 Direct Co-operation AircraftIda19381334IJATachikawa Ki-36 98chokkyo.jpg
Yokosuka B4Y Navy Type 96 Carrier AttackerJean1935205IJN96siki-kankou.jpg
Yokosuka D4Y Suisei Navy Carrier Dive bomberJudy19422038IJND4Y3 pulling up.jpg
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka1944852IJNMXY7 Ohka Cherry Blossom Baka Ohka-3bs.jpg

Bombers[edit]

AircraftAllied
Code name
First
flown
Number
built
ServiceImage
Kawasaki Ki-48 Army Type 99 Twin-engined Light BomberLily19401,997IJAKawasaki Ki-48.jpg
Mitsubishi G3M Navy Type 96 Land-based Attack AircraftNell19351,048IJNG3M-37.jpg
Mitsubishi G4M Navy Type 1 Land-based Attack AircraftBetty19412,435IJNMitsubishi G4M Betty.jpg
Mitsubishi Ki-21 Army Type 97 Heavy BomberSally19382,064IJAKi-21 97juubaku b.jpg
Mitsubishi Ki-30 Army Type 97 Light bomberAnn1938704IJNMitsubishi Ki 30.jpg
Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu Navy Type 4 Heavy BomberPeggy1942767IJAMitsubishiKi67.jpg
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu Army Type 100 Heavy BomberHelen1941819IJAKi-49.jpg
Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga Navy Land-Based BomberFrances19431,098IJNYokosukaP1Y.JPG

Reconnaissance Aircraft[edit]

AircraftAllied
Code name
First
flown
Number
built
ServiceImage
Aichi E13A Navy Type 0 Reconnaissance SeaplaneJake19411,418IJNE13A-3s.jpg
Aichi E16A Zuiun Navy Reconnaissance SeaplanePaul1942256IJNAichi E16A.jpg
Kawanishi E7K Navy Type 94 Reconnaissance SeaplaneAlf1933533IJNKawanishi E7K seaplane.jpg
Kawanishi E15K Shiun Navy Type 2 High-speed Reconnaissance SeaplaneNorm194115IJNE15k-3s.jpg
Kawanishi H6K Type 97 Large Flying BoatMavis1936215IJNKawanishiH6K.jpg
Kawanishi H8K Type 2 Large Flying BoatEmily1941167IJNKawanishi H8K Flying Boat Emily h8k-1.jpg
Kawasaki Ki-10 Army Type 95 Fighter (used for reconnaissance during WW2)Perry1935588IJAKI-10 type II Kai page 89.jpg
Mitsubishi F1M Type 0 Observation SeaplanePete19361,118IJNF1m 00637 2g.jpg
Mitsubishi Ki-46 Type 100 Command Reconnaissance AircraftDinah19411,742IJAKi-46 cropped.jpg
Nakajima C6N Saiun Navy Carrier Reconnaissance PlaneMyrt1943463IJNNakajimaC6N.JPG
Nakajima E8N Navy Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane Model 1Dave1934755IJN95siki-suitei 1929 .jpg
Nakajima J1N Gekkou Navy Type 2 Reconnaissance PlaneIrving1942479IJNJ1N-7s.jpg
Watanabe E9W Navy Type 96 Small Reconnaissance SeaplaneSlim193535IJNWatanabe E9W1.jpg
Yokosuka E14Y Type 0 Small Reconnaissance SeaplaneGlen1939126IJNE14Y Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane Glen E14Y-2.jpg

Trainers[edit]

World War II Imperial Japanese Navy trainer aircraft were frequently modified from operational aircraft and differentiated by the suffix letter "K". Japaneses training aircraft were red-orange where combat aircraft would have been camouflaged.

AircraftAllied
Code name
First
flown
Number
built
ServiceImage
Aichi M6A1-K Nanzan Navy Special Strike Submarine Bomber trainern/a19432IJNM6A1-K-12.jpg
Kawanishi N1K2-K Shiden Navy Land Interceptor modified as Fighter TrainerGeorge1943IJNKawanishi N1K2-J 050317-F-1234P-015.jpg
Kyushu K10W1 Navy Type 2 Land-based Intermediate TrainerOak1941176IJN
Kyushu K11W1 Shiragiku Navy Operations Trainern/a1942798IJNKyushu K11W Shiragiku.jpg
Kyushu Q1W1-K Tokai-RenLorna19431IJNQ1W.jpg
Mansyu Ki-79 Army Type 2 Advanced TrainerNate19361,329IJA
Mitsubishi A5M4-K Navy Carrier Fighter Type 96, model 4Claude1935103IJNA5M Claude.jpg
Mitsubishi A6M2-K & A6M5-K Navy Carrier Fighter Type 0Zeke1939243IJN
Mitsubishi G3M1/2-KNell19351,048IJNG3M-37.jpg
Mitsubishi G6M1-K Navy Land TrainerBetty1939IJNMitsubishi G4M Betty.jpg
Mitsubishi K3M Navy Type 90 Crew Training AircraftPine1930625IJNMitsubishi K3M.jpg
Nakajima A4N1-Kn/a1934221IJN95siki-kansen2.jpg
Tachikawa Ki-9 Army Type 95-1 Medium Grade TrainerSpruce19352,618IJATachikawa Ki-9 - Aircraft.jpg
Tachikawa Ki-17 Army Type 95-3 Basic Grade TrainerCedar1935560IJATachikawa Ki-17.jpg
Tachikawa Ki-55 Army Type 99 Advanced TrainerIda19391,389IJATachikawa Ki-55.jpg
Yokosuka K5Y1Willow19335,770IJNK5Y-93-2.jpg
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43 K-1 Kai194445IJNYokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka Trainer USAF.jpg
Yokosuka MXY-8 Akigusan/a194550-60IJNYokousuka MXY8 Akigusa.jpg

Transports[edit]

AircraftAllied
Code name
First
flown
Number
built
ServiceImage
Kawasaki Ki-56 Army Type 1 Freight Transport & Tachikawa Navy Type LOThalia/Thelma19401,937IJA & IJNKawasaki Ki-56.jpg
Mitsubishi Ki-57 Army Type 100 TransportTopsy1940406IJAMitsubishi Ki-57.jpg
Nakajima Ki-34 Army Type 97 Transport & Nakajima L1N Navy Type AT-2 TransportThora1936351IJA & IJNNakajima AT-2.jpg
Showa/Nakajima L2D Navy Type 0 TransportTabby1939487IJNShowa L2D.jpg

See also[edit]