List of Prototype Airplanes
Plane NameMain PurposeTypeCrewMain SpecificationsEnginePropOrdnancePerformanceCompletion ScheduleSummary
Full
Width
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TypeHorsepowerMachine GunsBombsTorpedoesTop SpeedLanding
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Cruising RangeClimb AbilityFY1941FY1942FY1943
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Mitsubishi 14-Shi Interceptor, M20That which passes exam by end 9/1940 (air-cooled)Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Fixed 20mm x2
325kt/6,000m
Target: 340kt
70kt or lessSL: 0.7hr or more at max speed,
OL: 4.5hr or more at rated, 5,040m
within 5’30” to 6,000m
Nakajima 13-Shi Long-Range Fighter3,930kgSL: 6,200kg
OL: 6,960kg
Sakae Mod.10 Kai 1
NK1E
1,180hp x23-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 20mm x1
Fixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x5
282kt/5,000m75ktOL: 11.55hr at 4,000m5’20” to 4,000mwing loading: 155kg/m2, power loading: 2.95kg/hp
Kūgishō 13-Shi Ship-Based Bomber2,100kg3,350kgD.B.600950hp x1Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x1
250kg x1287kt/4,000m64ktBSL: 870NM
ROL: 1,645NM
within 5’20” to 3,000mwing loading 142kg/m2, power loading: 3.56kg/hp
Nakajima 14-Shi Ship-Based Attacker, N10That which passes exam by end 12/1939Constant SpeedFlexible 7.7mm x2500kg x1
or 250kg x2
or 60kg x6
800kg x1245kt/4,000m60kt or lessTSL: 800NM
RSL: 1,600NM
8’0″ to 4,000m
Nakajima 13-Shi Large Attacker19,350kgSL: 28,150kg
OL: 34,300kg
Kasei Mod.111,530hp x43-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 20mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x4
1,000kg x4
or 800kg x4
or 500kg x6
or 250kg x12
or 60kg x36
800kg x3
or 1,500kg x2
237kt/4,000mASL: 1,800NM
AOL: 2,800NM
ROL: 3,800NM
within 12’0″ to 5,000mwing loading: 140kg/m2, power loading: 5.3kg/hp
Kawanishi 15-Shi Sea-Based Fighter, K20That which passes exam by end 1941.1Fixed 7.7mm x2
Fixed 20mm x2
290kt/6,000m
Target: 310kt
about 60ktSL: (Rated) 1.0hr
OL: 4.5+1.5hr
about 6′ to 6,000m
Aichi 14-Shi Twin-Seat Sea-Based Recce, A20Kinsei Mod.40
MK8A
Fixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x1
250kg x1
or 60kg x3
250kt/5,000maround 55ktBSL: 500NM
BOL: 1,000NM
ROL: 1,400NM
within 8’30” to 5,000m
Kawanishi 14-Shi High-Speed Sea-Based Recce, E15K12,820kgSL: 3,800kg
OL: 4,600kg
Kasei Mod.10 Kai 3
MK4D
1,500hp x1Metal Contra-Rotating Constant SpeedFlexible 7.7mm x1280kt/6,000m
Floats Dropped: 300kt
56.7ktOL: 2,060NM2’54” to 2,000m
Kawanishi 13-Shi Large Flying Boat, H8K113,360kgSL: 23,000kg
OL: 31,000kg
Kasei Mod.111,530hp x43-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 7.7mm x4
Flexible 20mm x2
1,500kg x2
or 800kg x2
or 250kg x6
800kg x2
or 1,500kg x2
224kt/4,000m64.9ktASL: 1,200NM
AOL: 2,860NM
ROL: 3,980NM
10’38.5″ to 4,000m
Nippi 13-Shi Small Transporter, L7P13,916.4kgSL: 5,950kg
OL: 6,250kg
Kotobuki Mod.41710hp x23-Blade Variable196kt/2,300m59.7ktOL: 1,234NM6’51” to 3,000m
Kūgishō 15-Shi Large High-Speed Plane (Land-Based), Y20
 
14-Shi Basic Trainer658.7kgHitachi inverted air-cooled110hp/0mWooden101.5kt47.5kt3.7hr, 331NM at 90kt12’56” to 2,000mwing loading: 46.8kg/m2
14-Shi Intermediate TrainerKotobuki Mod.2 Kai 2
(or Tenpū Kai)
500hp/2500m (450hp/2500m)Wooden 2-Blade140kt or more/1,500m55kt or less4.5hr or more at 1,000m, 110ktwithin 10′ to 3,000m
15-Shi Plane-Operations TrainerKotobuki Mod.2 Kai 2
(or Tenpū Kai)
500hp/2500m (450hp/2500m)WoodenFlexible 7.7mm x130kg x2
4kg x2
130kt or more/1,500m60kt or less5hr or more at 1,000m, 100ktwithin 9′ to 1,500m
15-Shi Training Fighter (Twin-Seat)Kotobuki Mod.41680hp/3,000mMetal Fixed PitchFixed 7.7mm x1
(20mm armament is left)
about 200kt/3,000mabout 55kt3hr or more at 1,000m, 125ktwithin 4′ to 3,000m
15-Shi Training Fighter (Single-Seat)
Type 99 Training Bomber Kai
Type 97 Training Attacker Kai5,250kgSL: 7,000kg
OL: 7,500kg
near end of service testing, scheduled to be adopted
13-Shi Training Flying Boat
(13-Shi Small Flying Boat)
Kotobuki Mod.41 x2Max 780hp x2Metal 3-Blade Variable Pitch174kt/3,050m676NM at 130kt13’03” to 3,000m
 
Type 0 Mk.2 Ship-Based Fighter1,780kgSL: 2,340kg
(same as Type 0 Mk.1)
Sakae Mod.10 Kai 21,070hp/3,000m
1,000hp/6,000m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Fixed 20mm x2
30kg x2290kt/6,000mSL: 0.8hr at full power
OL: 1.6hr at full power
6’40” to 6,000mplanned performance enhancement by replacing engine of Type 0 Mk.1 Ship-Based Fighter
Mk.1 Sea-Based FighterSL: 2,490kgSakae Mod.12950hp/4,200m3-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Fixed 20mm x2
30kg x2230kt/5,000mSL: 0.7hr at full power6’43” to 5,000mmodification of Type 0 Mk.1 Ship-Based Fighter to float-type
Mk.2 Sea-Based FighterSL: 2,490kgSakae Mod.10 Kai 21,070hp/3,000m
1,000hp/6,000m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Fixed 20mm x2
30kg x2250kt/6,000mmodification to Type 0 Mk.2 Ship-Based Fighter as soon as modification countermeasures are complete
Type 0 Observation Plane KaiZuisei Mod.13780hp/0m2-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x1
250kg x1
or 60kg x2
to allow dive bombing with a No.25 with a single float (expected 70kg weight increase, 5kt speed decrease)
Type 96 Land-Based Attacker Kai
(Kinsei Mod.40 Kai 1)
SL: 8,000kg
OL: 9,250kg
Kinsei Mod.40 Kai 11,180hp/2,000m
1,100hp/5,000m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 7.7mm x4
or + (Flexible 20mm x1)
250kg x2
or 500kg x1
or 800kg x1
800kg x1214.8kt/3,000m
232kt/5,900m
ROL: 16hr, 2,250NM at 140kt10’30” to 5,000m
13’0″ to 6,000m
planned performance improvement by replacing the engine of Type 96 Land-Based Attacker.
w/ Kinsei Mod.45:
198kt/3,000m, 200kt/6,000m, 16’0″/6,000m
13-Shi Long-Range Fighter Mod.2Sakae Mod.10 Kai 2,31,130hp/1,600m
1,050hp/4,650m
3-Blade Constant Speed250kg x1
or 500kg x1
or 800kg x1
800kg x1modification to 13-Shi Long-Range Fighter to allow dive bombing with a No.25 or No.50
Type 99 Mk.2 Ship-Based BomberKinsei Mod.40 Kai 11,180hp/2,000m
1,100hp/5,000m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x1
250kg x1
or 60kg x2
planned performance enhancement by replacing engine of Type 99 Ship-Based Bomber
Type 97 Mk.2 Flying Boat
(Kinsei Mod.40 Kai)
SL: 17,000kg
OL: 23,000kg
Kinsei Mod.40 Kai1,210hp/2,750m
1,080hp/5,900m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 7.7mm x(4+3)
Flexible 20mm x1
800kg x2
or 500kg x2
or 60kg x12
800kg x2204.5kt/5,900m3,060NM at 130kt8.5′ to 4,000m
Type 1 Land-Based Transport Planemodification of Type 1 Land-Based Attacker for cargo and troop transport
Radio-Controlled Target(400kg)AVA-4M30hp(2-Blade)(?)
55kt or more, 180kt/3,000m
50kt or less30min or more at max speedprototype testing underway according to 1940 Secretariat Confidential Directive No. 3583
(full width: 10m, full length: 7m)
wing loading: 30.8kg/m2, power loading: 11.41kg/hp)
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Provisional Type 0 Mk.2 Ship-Based FighterShip-Based FightingLow-Wing Single-Engine Retractable Gear112.000m9.121m3.509m1,840kg2,460kgSakae Mod.211,100hp/2,850m
980hp/6,000m
Hamilton 3-Blade Constant SpeedType E x2
7.7mm x2
30kg x2285.9kt/6,000m~59ktSL: ~4.5hr, 810NM at 4,000m (180kt)6’12” to 6,000m1
 
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14-Shi InterceptorInterceptionLow-Wing Single-Engine Retractable Gear110.800m9.900m3.820m2,103.3kg2,791.2kgKasei Mod.10 Kai 21,450hp/3,000m
1,300hp/6,000m
Hamilton 3-Blade Constant SpeedType E x2
Fixed 7.7mm x2
325kt/6,000m65kt2.6hr, 598NM at 6,000m (230kt, 40% power)6’0″ to 6,000m1
 
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14-Shi Interceptor KaiInterceptionLow-Wing Single-Engine Retractable Gear110.800m9.900m3.820m~2,200kg3,030kgKasei Mod.1031,750hp/2,100m
1,580hp/5,700m
Hamilton 3-Blade Constant SpeedType E x2
7.7mm x2
349kt/5,700m70.4kt3.3hr, 825NM at 6,000m (250kt, 40% power)4’59” to 6,000m122]
Provisional Mk.1 InterceptorInterceptionLow-Wing Single-Engine Retractable Gear112.000m8.000m3.950m2,550kg3,500kg15-Shi Ru-Gō
(performance enhanced model)
1,700hp/6,000mConstant SpeedType E x4
7.7mm x2
354kt/6,000m~66kt2.0hr, 500NM at 6,000m (250kt)~5.5′ to 6,000m11222]
13-Shi Twin-Engine FighterEscort FightingLow-Wing Twin-Engine Retractable Gear317.000m12.300m3.970m3,930kg6,200kgSakae Mod.201,100hp x2/2,850m
980hp x2/6,000m
Hamilton 3-Blade Constant SpeedType E x1
Flexible Type Bi x4
Fixed Type Bi x2
Flexible Type Ru x1
282kt/5,000m75ktOL: 2,020NM at 4,000m, (175kt)5’20” to 4,000m1
 
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Provisional Type 99 Ship-Based Bomber Mod.12
(Kinsei Mod.51)
Dive BombingLow-Wing Monoplane214.360mKinsei Mod.51
MK8A
1,200hp/3,000m
1,100hp/6,000m
Fixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x1
250kg x1
or 60kg x2
or 30kg x2
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13-Shi Ship-Based BomberDive BombingMid-Wing Monoplane Retractable Gear211.500m10.220m3-point:
3.295m
2,440kg3,650kgAE1A965hp/4,450m3-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x1
250kg x1
or 500kg x1
288kt/4,540m65kt or lessBSL: 820NM, BOL: 1,270NM at 3,000m (230kt)5’45” to 3,000m1]
 
 
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14-Shi Ship-Based AttackerShip-Based AttacksLow-Wing Monoplane Retractable Gear314.900m10.500m3-point:
3.770m
3,070kgSL 5,150kgMamori Mod.111,750hp/1,400m
1,600hp/4,900m
4-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x1
Flexible 7.7mm x2
800kg x1
or 500kg x1
or 250kg x2
or 60kg x6
800kg x1245kt or more/4,000m65kt or lessASL: 800NM, PSL: 1,600NM at 4,000m (180kt)within 8’0″ to 4,000m1
 
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16-Shi Ship-Based AttackerShip-Based Attacks,
Ship-Based Bombing
Mid-Wing Monoplane Retractable Gear214.400m11.450m3-point:
4.100m
3,092kgSL 4,890kg
OL 5,355kg
15-Shi Ru-Gō Kai 11,650hp/2,000m
1,500hp/5,000m
4-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x1
800kg x1
or 500kg x1
or 250kg x2
or 60kg x6
800kg x1304kt/6,000m65ktBSL: 1,000NM, BOL: 1,800NM at 4,000m (200kt)7’30” to 4,000m11222]
Provisional Type 96 Land-Based Attacker Mod.23
(Kinsei Mod.51)
Destroying Ships, Patrol, Recon, AttacksMid-Wing Monoplane Twin-Engine Retractable Gear725.000m16.450m3-point:
3.690m
Kinsei Mod.511,200 hp x2/3,000m
1,100hp x2/6,000m
Flexible 20mm x1
Flexible 7.7mm x4
(Reserve Flexible 7.7mm x2)
800kg x1
or 500kg x1
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Provisional Type 1 Land-Based Attacker Mod.12Destroying Ships, Patrol, Recon, AttacksMid-Wing Monoplane Twin-Engine Retractable Gear725.000m20.000m3-point:
4.800m
Provisional Kasei Mod.151,420hp x2/2,600m
1,300hp x2/6,000m
Flexible 20mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x3
(Reserve Flexible 7.7mm x2)
800kg x1
or 500kg x1
or 250kg x4
or 60kg x12
800kg x111]
16-Shi Medium AttackerDestroying Ships, Patrol, Recon, AttacksMid-Wing Monoplane Twin-Engine Retractable Gear425.000m20.000mlevel:
6.100m
10,600kgSL 16,000kg
OL 18,000kg
14-Shi Ri-Gō Kai 1012,350hp x2/1,500m
2,000hp x2/8,000m
4-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 20mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x2
800kg x1
or 500kg x2
or 250kg x6
or 60kg x12
800kg x1
or 1,000kg x1
280kt/5,000mAOL: 3,000NM, POL: 3,500NM at 4,000m (200kt)within 12’0″ to 4,000m1
13-Shi Large AttackerDestroying Ships, Patrol, Recon, AttacksMid-Wing Monoplane 4-Engine Retractable Gear1042.135m31.015mlevel: 6.130m20,100kgSL 28,150kg
AL 34,300kg
Kasei Mod.111,480hp x4/2,200m
1,380hp x4/1,400m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 20mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x4
1,500kg x2
or 800kg x4
or 250kg x12
or 60kg x24
800kg x3
or 1,000kg x3
225kt/4,000m65kt or lessAOL: 2,800NM, POL: 3,800NM at 4,000m (175kt)within 14’0″ to 4,000m1111]
42.170m31.050m~6.000mAL 36,000kgMamori Mod.111,750hp x4/1,400m
1,600hp x4/4,950m
256.5kt/5,000mAOL: 3,060NM, POL: 4,190NM at 4,000m (175kt)within 13’0″ to 5,000m
15-Shi Twin-Engine Land-Based BomberDive Bombing, Land-Based BombingMid-Wing Monoplane Twin-Engine Retractable Gear320.000m15.000mlevel: 5.300m6,600kgSL 9,900kg
OL 12,000kg
15-Shi Ru-Gō Kai 11,650hp x2/2,000m
1,500hp x2/5,000m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 7.7mm x2800kg x1
or 500kg x2
or 250kg x2
800kg x1300kt/5,800m76ktBOL: 2,400NM at 4,000m (200kt)10’30” to 5,000m1
 
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Provisional Mk.1 Sea-Based FighterSea-Based FightingLow-Wing Monoplane Single-Engine Single-Float112.000m10.130m4.305m1,879kg2,460kgSakae Mod.12950hp/4,200mHamilton 3-Blade Constant Speed7.7mm x2
Type E x2
600kg x2234.5kt/5,000m59.8kt1,188NM at 4,000m (180kt)6’49.7″ to 5,000m1
 
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15-Shi Sea-Based FighterShort-Range Sea-Based FightingMonoplane Single-Float112.000m10.585m4.650m2,590kg3,400kgKasei Kai Mod.104
MK4S
1,720hp/2,100m
1,550hp/5,700m
2-Blade Double Contra-RotatingFixed 20mm x2
Fixed 7.7mm x2
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14-Shi Twin-Seat Sea-Based RecceDive BombingLow-Wing Monoplane Twin-Float212.800m10.840m4.710m2,477kg3,600kg
3,965kg
Kinsei Mod.51
MK8A
1,200hp/3,000m
1,100hp/6,000m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFixed 7.7mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x1
250kg x1
or 60kg x3
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14-Shi High-Speed Sea-Based RecceHigh-Speed ReconLow-Wing Monoplane Single-Float214.000m11.465m4.950m2,820kgSL 3,800kg
OL 4,100kg
4,600kg
Kasei Mod.14
MK4D
1,400hp/2,700m
1,260hp/6,100m
2-Blade Double Contra-RotatingFlexible 7.7mm x1277.2kt/6,000m
312.5kt/6,000m (ammo & float dropped)
60.2ktSea-Takeoff OL: 1,337NM,
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Provisional Type 97 Flying Boat Mod.23
(Kinsei Mod.51)
Attacks, Recon, PatrolHigh-Wing Monoplane 4-Engine Boat940.000m~25.625m~6.270m~12,220kgSL 17,000kg
OL 23,000kg
Kinsei Mod.51
MK8A
1,200hp x4/3,000m
1,100hp x4/6,000m
3-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 20mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x4
(Reserve x3)
800kg x2
or 500kg x2
or 250kg x4
or 60kg x12
800kg x2
or 1,000kg x2
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Provisional Type 2 Flying Boat Mod.12Attacks, Recon, PatrolHigh-Wing Monoplane 4-Engine Boat10~38.000m~28.130m~9.150mOL 32,500kgKasei Kai Mod.1021,720hp x4/2,000m
1,550hp x4/5,700m
4-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 20mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x4
(Reserve x6)
800kg x2
or 250kg x8
or 60kg x16
800kg x2
or 1,000kg x2
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Provisional Type 2 Flying Boat Mod.22Attacks, Recon, PatrolHigh-Wing Monoplane 4-Engine Boat10~38.000m~28.130m~9.150mOL 32,500kgKasei Kai Mod.1021,720hp x4/2,000m
1,550hp x4/5,700m
4-Blade Constant SpeedFlexible 20mm x2
Flexible 7.7mm x4
(Reserve x6)
800kg x2
or 250kg x8
or 60kg x16
800kg x2
or 1,000kg x2
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14-Shi Land-Based Plane-Operations TrainerBasic TrainingBiplane Fixed Gear27.347m6.620m2.656m401.3kg630.8kgHatsukaze Mod.11100hpWooden 2-Blade99kt/sea level46.5kt334NM/4.45hr5’06” to 1,000m2
 
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14-Shi Land-Based Intermediate TrainerIntermediate TrainingLow-Wing Single-Engine Fixed Gear212.350m8.822m3.705m1,443kg2,100kgKotobuki Mod.2 Kai 2630hpWooden 2-Blade152kt/2,000m57.5kt725NM/6.59hr at 1,000m (110kt)8’5″ to 3,000m1
 
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15-Shi Land-Based Basic TrainerPlane-Operations TrainingMid-Wing Single-Engine Fixed Gear515.000m9.980m3.100m1,750kg2,800kgTenpū Mod.21540hp/1,500mHamilton 2-Blade Variable Pitch (2-Stage)Flexible Type 92 x130kg x2
4kg x2
136kt/1,200m55kt725NM/6.59hr at 1,000m (110kt)5.2′ to 1,500m111]
15-Shi Training FighterCombat TrainingLow-Wing Single-Engine Fixed Gear211.000m7.765m3.350m1,321.6kg1,697kgKotobuki Mod.41785hp/3,000m3-Blade Metal Fixed PitchFixed Type 97 x1
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Mk.D2 KaiTransportingLow-Wing Monoplane Twin-Engine5+2128.954m~19.675m3-point: ~5.487m7,305kg11,500kgKinsei Mod.51
MK8A
1,200hp x2/3,000m
1,100hp x2/6,000m
3-Blade Constant Speed210kt/3,000m1,395~2,060NM at 3,000m (140kt)~8′ to 3,000m11]