Nakajima A4N1 Type 95 (no codename)

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This was the last biplane carrier-based fighter used by the Japanese Navy. It became obsolesent in 1941 and was replaced by the Claude. It continued in use as a trainer, and was later modified for use as a kamikaze aircraft.

Nakajima A4N1

Type:           carrier fighter used as trainer
Service: 	Japanese Naval Air Force (JNAF)
Crew:           Pilot
Armament:       two fixed forward-firing 7.7mm machine guns

        Length:         21' 9.25" (6.64 m)
        Height:         10' 1" (3.07 m)
        Wingspan:       32' 9.5" (10.00 m)
        Wing area:      246.4 sq. ft (22.89 sq. m)
        Empty Weight:   2813 lbs (1276 kg)
        Loaded Weight:  3880 lbs (1760 kg)

        No. of Engines: 1
        Powerplant:     Nakajima Hikari 1 9-cylinder radial
        Horsepower:     730 hp 

        Range:          457 nautical miles (847 km)
        Cruise Speed:   145 mph (233 km/hr) 
        Max Speed:      219 mph (352 km/hr) at 10500 ft (3200 m)
        Climb to/in:    9845 ft (3000 m) in 3 min 30 sec
        Ceiling:        25393 ft (7740 m)
Production:		approximately 221 A4Ns

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia HERE.

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