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Japan's Nakajima Type 90 Carrier Fighter

Design

The Type 90 Carrier Fighter was completely developed by the Nakajima firm.1 The Type 90 was placed into service with the Imperial Japanese Navy in April 1932.1

The Type 90 was very maneuverable and was well liked by its pilots.1

Variants

  • Type 90 Model 1:
  • Type 90 Model 2:
  • Type 90 Model 3:
  • Type 90 ?: Two seat trainer.1

Usage

The Type 90s were withdrawn from front line units in the early phases of the China Incident.1

Specifications

  Nakajima Type 901
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) Kotobuki Model 21
Cylinders  
Cooling  
Net HP  
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed 292 kph1
Cruising Speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Range with drop tanks  
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II, Ikuhiko Hata, Yasuho Izawa, 1989
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site