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Catalog of military and civilian aircraft belonging to the nation of Imperial Japan.

This listing allows you to trace back a particular nation's aviation history in reverse-chronological order.

There are a total of [ 118 ] Imperial Japan Aircraft List (Current and Former Types) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed by initial year of service descending, then grouped by designation (A-to-Z) to better showcase a given country's evolution in the field of aviation. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.

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1
Picture of the Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Lightning)
National Flag Graphic
1946
Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Lightning)
Twin-Engine Night-Fighter Aircraft Proposal
2
Picture of the Kawanishi H11K Soku (Blue Sky)
National Flag Graphic
1946
Kawanishi H11K Soku (Blue Sky)
Heavy Flying Boat / Transport Proposal
3
Picture of the Kawanishi K-200
National Flag Graphic
1946
Kawanishi K-200
Long-Ranged, Jet-Powered Flying Boat Aircraft Proposal
4
Picture of the Kawanishi KX-3
National Flag Graphic
1946
Kawanishi KX-3
Very-Heavy Flying Boat Project
5
Picture of the Mitsubishi Q2M (Taiyo)
National Flag Graphic
1946
Mitsubishi Q2M (Taiyo)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Maritime Patrol Aircraft Proposal
6
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu
National Flag Graphic
1946
Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu
Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
7
Picture of the Yokosuka Tenga (Milky Way)
National Flag Graphic
1946
Yokosuka Tenga (Milky Way)
Jet-Powered Fast Medium Bomber Proposal
8
Picture of the Aichi B8A Mokusei (Jupiter)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Aichi B8A Mokusei (Jupiter)
Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber Aircraft Proposal
9
Picture of the Aichi M6A Seiran
National Flag Graphic
1945
Aichi M6A Seiran
Submarine-Based Attack Floatplane Aircraft
10
Picture of the Kawanishi Baika (Ume Blossom)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kawanishi Baika (Ume Blossom)
Pilot-Guided, Pulsejet-Powered Expendable Suicide Aircraft
11
Picture of the Kawanishi TB (Toyo Bakugeki) / (KX-9)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kawanishi TB (Toyo Bakugeki) / (KX-9)
Four-Engine Strategic Heavy Bomber Proposal
12
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-100
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kawasaki Ki-100
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
13
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-108
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kawasaki Ki-108
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Interceptor Prototype Aircraft
14
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-91
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kawasaki Ki-91
Heavy Bomber Aircraft Proposal
15
Picture of the Kayaba Katsuodori
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kayaba Katsuodori
Ramjet-and-Rocket Powered Interceptor Proposal
16
Picture of the Kyushu J7W Shinden (Magnificent Lightning)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kyushu J7W Shinden (Magnificent Lightning)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Interceptor Prototype Aircraft
17
Picture of the Kyushu Q1W Tokai (Eastern Sea) / (Lorna)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kyushu Q1W Tokai (Eastern Sea) / (Lorna)
Anti-Submarine Bomber
18
Picture of the Mansyu / Manshu Ki-98
National Flag Graphic
1945
Mansyu / Manshu Ki-98
Ground Attack Aircraft / High-Altitude Fighter Proposal
19
Picture of the Mitsubishi A7M Reppu (Sam)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Mitsubishi A7M Reppu (Sam)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Carrier-Based Fighter Aircraft
20
Picture of the Mitsubishi J8M (Shusui)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Mitsubishi J8M (Shusui)
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
21
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-83
National Flag Graphic
1945
Mitsubishi Ki-83
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter Prototype
22
Picture of the Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
23
Picture of the Nakajima J9Y Kikka / Kitsuka (Orange Blossom)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Nakajima J9Y Kikka / Kitsuka (Orange Blossom)
Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
24
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
National Flag Graphic
1945
Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
Suicide Fighter
25
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-87
National Flag Graphic
1945
Nakajima Ki-87
High-Altitude Fighter / Interceptor
26
Picture of the Rikugun Ki-202
National Flag Graphic
1945
Rikugun Ki-202
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Proposal
27
Picture of the Rikugun Ki-93
National Flag Graphic
1945
Rikugun Ki-93
Heavy Fighter / Anti-Shipping Attack Aircraft Prototype
28
Picture of the Tachikawa Ki-106 (Ki-84 Hayate)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Tachikawa Ki-106 (Ki-84 Hayate)
All-Wood Single-Seat Fighter Prototype
29
Picture of the Tachikawa Ki-94
National Flag Graphic
1945
Tachikawa Ki-94
Fighter Prototype
30
Picture of the Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka (Cherry Blossom)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka (Cherry Blossom)
Single-Seat Pilot-Guided Suicide Aircraft
Advertisements
31
Picture of the Yokosuka R2Y (Keiun)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Yokosuka R2Y (Keiun)
Reconnaissance / Heavy Fighter Prototype
32
Picture of the Aichi B7A Ryusei (Grace)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Aichi B7A Ryusei (Grace)
Carrierborne Torpedo Bomber / Dive Bomber Aircraft
33
Picture of the Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
Reconnaissance Floatplane / Dive Bomber Aircraft
34
Picture of the Kawanishi J6K Jinpu (Squall)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Kawanishi J6K Jinpu (Squall)
Single-Seat Land-Based Interceptor Prototype Aircraft
35
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-102 (Randy)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Kawasaki Ki-102 (Randy)
Ground Attack / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter Aircraft
36
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Toryu (Nick)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Toryu (Nick)
Dedicated Night-Fighter Aircraft
37
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-109
National Flag Graphic
1944
Mitsubishi Ki-109
Heavy Fighter / Bomber-Interceptor Aircraft
38
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)
Medium Bomber
39
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-73 (Steve)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Mitsubishi Ki-73 (Steve)
Long Range Escort Fighter Proposal
40
Picture of the Nakajima C6N Saiun (Painted Cloud)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Nakajima C6N Saiun (Painted Cloud)
Carrierborne Reconnaissance Aircraft
41
Picture of the Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
Very-Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
42
Picture of the Nakajima J5N Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Nakajima J5N Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder)
Prototype Heavy Fighter / Interceptor
43
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)
Single-Seat, Single Engine Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
44
Picture of the Tachikawa Ki-74 (Pat / Patsy)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Tachikawa Ki-74 (Pat / Patsy)
Long-Range Reconnaissance Bomber
45
Picture of the Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
Light-Medium Bomber / Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber / Night-Fighter
46
Picture of the Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
Night-Fighter / Night-Intruder Aircraft
47
Picture of the Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (George)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (George)
Fighter Aircraft
48
Picture of the Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
Floatplane Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
49
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
50
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-64 (Rob)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Kawasaki Ki-64 (Rob)
Prototype Fighter Aircraft
51
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-88
National Flag Graphic
1943
Kawasaki Ki-88
Fighter Aircraft Proposal
52
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-96
National Flag Graphic
1943
Kawasaki Ki-96
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter Prototype Aircraft
53
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 210
National Flag Graphic
1943
Messerschmitt Me 210
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
54
Picture of the Nakajima B6N Tenzan (Jill)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Nakajima B6N Tenzan (Jill)
Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
55
Picture of the Tachikawa Ki-70 (Clara)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Tachikawa Ki-70 (Clara)
Prototype Fast-Reconnaissance Aircraft
56
Picture of the Kawanishi H8K (Emily)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Kawanishi H8K (Emily)
Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
57
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Nick)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Nick)
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter Aircraft
58
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-78 (KEN III)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Kawasaki Ki-78 (KEN III)
High-Speed Single-Seat, Single-Engine Research Aircraft
59
Picture of the Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum)
Advanced Bomber Crew Trainer / Transport / ASW Aircraft
60
Picture of the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)
Interceptor
Advertisements
61
Picture of the Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Floatplane Aircraft
62
Picture of the Nakajima AT27
National Flag Graphic
1942
Nakajima AT27
Single-Seat, Twin-Engine Fighter Concept
63
Picture of the Nakajima J1N1 Gekko (Irving)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Nakajima J1N1 Gekko (Irving)
Reconnaissance Aircraft / Night-Fighter / Heavy Fighter
64
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar)
Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
65
Picture of the Tachikawa Ki-77
National Flag Graphic
1942
Tachikawa Ki-77
Long-Range Aircraft Prototype
66
Picture of the Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy)
Carrier-Borne Dive Bomber Aircraft
67
Picture of the Aichi E13A (Jake)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Aichi E13A (Jake)
Naval Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
68
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger)
Single-Seat Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
69
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-60
National Flag Graphic
1941
Kawasaki Ki-60
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
70
Picture of the Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
Reconnaissance Biplane Floatplane Aircraft
71
Picture of the Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
Navy Land-Based Medium Bomber Aircraft
72
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-46 (Dinah)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Mitsubishi Ki-46 (Dinah)
Reconnaissance / Heavy Fighter / Bomber Interceptor Aircraft
73
Picture of the Nakajima B5N (Kate)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Nakajima B5N (Kate)
Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
74
Picture of the Nakajima G5N Shinzan (Deep Mountain)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Nakajima G5N Shinzan (Deep Mountain)
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Prototype
75
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
76
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
Medium Bomber Aircraft
77
Picture of the Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
Submarine-borne Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
78
Picture of the Aichi D3A (Val)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Aichi D3A (Val)
Carrier-Borne Bomber / Dive Bomber
79
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily)
Fast-Bomber / Dive Bomber Aircraft
80
Picture of the Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero)
Carrier-Borne Naval Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
81
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Sonia)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Sonia)
Ground Attack / Reconnaissance Aircraft
82
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-90
National Flag Graphic
1940
Mitsubishi Ki-90
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Military Transport Aircraft
83
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)
National Flag Graphic
1939
Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
84
Picture of the Kawanishi H6K (Mavis)
National Flag Graphic
1938
Kawanishi H6K (Mavis)
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
85
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-32 (Mary)
National Flag Graphic
1938
Kawasaki Ki-32 (Mary)
Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Light Bomber Aircraft
86
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)
National Flag Graphic
1938
Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)
Light Bomber / Trainer / Ground Attack Aircraft
87
Picture of the Hawker Hurricane
National Flag Graphic
1937
Hawker Hurricane
Single-Seat Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
88
Picture of the Mitsubishi A5M (Claude)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Mitsubishi A5M (Claude)
Carrier-borne Fighter Aircraft
89
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs)
Reconnaissance / Light Bomber
90
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-27  (Nate)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Nakajima Ki-27 (Nate)
Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
Advertisements
91
Picture of the Fiat Br.20 Cicogna (Stork)
National Flag Graphic
1936
Fiat Br.20 Cicogna (Stork)
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
92
Picture of the Junkers Ju 86
National Flag Graphic
1936
Junkers Ju 86
Passenger Airliner / Reconnaissance Aircraft / Medium Bomber
93
Picture of the Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
National Flag Graphic
1936
Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
Medium Bomber / Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
94
Picture of the Bucker Bu 131 (Jungmann)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Bucker Bu 131 (Jungmann)
Twin-Seat Basic Trainer Biplane Aircraft
95
Picture of the Dewoitine D.500 (series)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Dewoitine D.500 (series)
Single-Seat Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
96
Picture of the Kellett KD-1
National Flag Graphic
1935
Kellett KD-1
Two-Seat Observation Autogiro Aircraft
97
Picture of the Nakajima E8N (Dave)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Nakajima E8N (Dave)
Shipborne Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
98
Picture of the Tachikawa Ki-9
National Flag Graphic
1935
Tachikawa Ki-9
Twin-Seat Intermediate Trainer Biplane Aircraft
99
Picture of the Messerschmitt  Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
National Flag Graphic
1934
Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
Competition / Liason / VIP Transport Aircraft
100
Picture of the Potez 540
National Flag Graphic
1934
Potez 540
Twin-Engine Reconnaissance-Bomber Aircraft
101
Picture of the Hawker Nimrod
National Flag Graphic
1933
Hawker Nimrod
Naval Biplane Fighter
102
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
National Flag Graphic
1932
Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
103
Picture of the Northrop Gamma
National Flag Graphic
1932
Northrop Gamma
High-Performance Monoplane Aircraft
104
Picture of the Breda Ba.33
National Flag Graphic
1930
Breda Ba.33
Light-Class, High-Performance Racing Aeroplane
105
Picture of the Curtiss P-6 Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1929
Curtiss P-6 Hawk
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
106
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
National Flag Graphic
1927
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
Army Liaison / Co-Operation Biplane Aircraft
107
Picture of the Heinkel / Aichi HD 23
National Flag Graphic
1926
Heinkel / Aichi HD 23
Shipborne Biplane Fighter Prototype
108
Picture of the Potez 25
National Flag Graphic
1925
Potez 25
Reconnaissance Bomber Biplane
109
Picture of the Dewoitine D.1 (series)
National Flag Graphic
1923
Dewoitine D.1 (series)
Monoplane Fighter
110
Picture of the Blackburn Dart
National Flag Graphic
1922
Blackburn Dart
Biplane Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
111
Picture of the Sopwith Cuckoo
National Flag Graphic
1918
Sopwith Cuckoo
Torpedo Bomber Biplane Aircraft
112
Picture of the SPAD S.XI
National Flag Graphic
1917
SPAD S.XI
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
113
Picture of the SPAD S.XIII
National Flag Graphic
1917
SPAD S.XIII
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
114
Picture of the SPAD S.VII
National Flag Graphic
1916
SPAD S.VII
Single-Seat. Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
115
Picture of the Short Type 184
National Flag Graphic
1915
Short Type 184
Reconnaissance / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane
116
Picture of the Caudron G.3
National Flag Graphic
1914
Caudron G.3
Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
117
Picture of the Sopwith Tabloid
National Flag Graphic
1914
Sopwith Tabloid
Racing Biplane-Seaplane / Military Scout / Light Bomber Aircraft
118
Picture of the Bleriot XI
National Flag Graphic
1909
Bleriot XI
Trainer / Reconnaissance Monoplane Aircraft

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