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.
Type: carrier fighter used as trainer Service: Japanese Naval Air Force (JNAF) Crew: Pilot Armament: two fixed forward-firing 7.7mm machine guns Specifications: 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) Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Nakajima Hikari 1 9-cylinder radial Horsepower: 730 hp Performance: 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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