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ManufacturerAichi Kokuki KK
Primary RoleReconnaissance Aircraft


ww2dbaseThe E13A Type Zero Reconnaissance Seaplanes were designed in 1937, though they did not enter production until 1940. However, they were the standard seaplanes of the Japanese Navy by the opening of the Pacific War in 1941. They operated as spotters from cruisers, reconnaissance aircraft from carriers and land bases, and personnel transports. At times, they also performed coastal patrol and search and rescue duties. These aircraft were designed by Aichi Kokuki KK, but the majority of the 1,418 E13A aircraft built were built by Kyushu Hikoki KK (1,237 units). At the very end of the war, some of these aircraft were used in special attack (Kamikaze) missions.

ww2dbaseThe Allied code name for E13A aircraft was "Jake".

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2008


MachineryOne Mitsubishi Kinsei 43 14-cylinder radial engine rated at 1,080hp
Armament1x7.7mm flexible rear Type 92 machine gun, 250kg of bombs
Span14.50 m
Length11.31 m
Height4.70 m
Wing Area36.00 m²
Weight, Empty2,642 kg
Weight, Loaded3,640 kg
Weight, Maximum4,000 kg
Speed, Maximum375 km/h
Rate of Climb8.20 m/s
Service Ceiling8,720 m
Range, Normal2,100 km


E13A seaplane in flight, date unknownJapanese E13A seaplane being craned onto cruiser Kinugasa, 1940s; note Type 10 120mm guns in foregroundJapanese E13A seaplane, most likely from the seaplane tender Kamikawa Maru, 1940sAn Aichi E13A “Jake” captured on Kwajalein, Mar 1944. Photo 1 of 2.
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