Described in the original Allied lists of Japanese aircraft as a "Type 97 Floatplane" (and later as a Kawanishi Type 97 Fighter"), the Allied-assigned codename of "Bob" was dropped in early 1943. It's original assignment was a so-called Aichi Type 97, which in reality was a misidentified Nakajima E2N1 Type 15 reconnaissance seaplane of the 1920s (though obsolete and not in use during WWII).
Aichi Type 97
Type: fictional floatplane / fictional fighter
(go to Nakajima page)
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