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This site covers virtually all of the Japanese Army and Naval aircraft used during World War II.  It also includes those types that the Allies initially believed to be used by the Japanese, but were later found to be erroneous or misidentified types (which were later dropped from the identification lists). I have included those types to aid those looking for an aircraft by Allied code name, because even though a number of the code names do not apply to actual Japanese aircraft they were mentioned in historical accounts written during the war years.

I designed this website to aid in my own efforts to identify Japanese planes (though I have put it online so that others can benefit from it too). It allows you to search in different ways, depending on what piece of info you had to start with. For example, if all you knew was that your mystery plane was a fighter, you could search by type. If you had the designation (such as Ki-61), you could search by designator. If you knew the Allied codename (such as "Tony"), you could search by codename. If you knew the Japanese name (such as "Hien"), you could search by Japanese name. If you knew the manufacturer (such as Kawasaki), you could narrow down your search by looking at the manufacturer's page.

All photographs are believed to be at least 50 years old and in the public domain. Any comments should be directed to the webmaster.   (Please specify the name of this site when emailing, as I manage several sites.)  I hope you find the site to be of use, or at least learn something while you're here. If not, oh well - at least it was free and no one made you come here... Happy web surfing!

Can't get out? If you arrived at this page via a search engine (looking for a specific plane), you've been forced  into this framework so that the other frames are available for navigation purposes. You won't be able to return to your original search engine page by using the "BACK" button, but you can return there if you use the "Go" pull-down menu (Netscape) or the "History" menu (if you use IE).

What's New:

July 22, 2011 : Added many missing aircraft pages, filled in many missing histories and specs. The site is now finished!
March 1, 2010 : Added color sideviews to the top of the more popular plane pages to make identification of aircraft silhouettes easier.
February 16, 2009 : Replaced dead weblinks to external sites with links to individual Wikipedia aircraft pages.
January 5, 2006 : Started working on this site again after a year in hiatus.
December 1, 2004 : This whole website is new! It is still under construction, so it is not complete by any means.

If you liked this site.....

Try some of my other websites. I have four other WWII aviation websites, and some non-military websites.    A list can be found HERE.

Thank you for visiting!