Aichi Type 97 ("Bob")

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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