The Aichi E16A floatplane was designed to be a successor to the Aichi E13A. Development started in 1941.
The E16A was of an all metal construction except for the wing tips and the tail, which were wood.
Stop Gap Dive Bomber
The E16A was modified by installing hydraulically operated dive brakes to allow it to dive bomb with one or two 500 lb / 250 kg bombs.