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What was the best Japanese fighter plane?

What was the best Japanese fighter plane?

The Ki-84 is generally considered the best Japanese fighter to operate in large numbers during the conflict. The aircraft boasted high speeds and excellent maneuverability with an armament (up to two 30 mm and two 20 mm cannon) that gave it formidable firepower.

What was the fastest Japanese fighter plane of WW2?

Nakajima Ki-84 “Hayate
Nakajima Ki-84 “Hayate” The Nakajima Ki-84, code-named Frank by the Allies or Hayate (Gale) to the Japanese, was the fastest single-engine fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II.

Who designed the Ki-84?

The Ki-84 was designed by T. Koyama, the designer of the Ki-44. During 1941 he had worked on two new fighter designs, the Ki-62 powered by a Japanese version of the Daimler Benz DB 601A and the radial-powered Ki-63.

What is considered the best fighter plane of WW2?

P-51D Mustang
The P-51D Mustang is considered by many to be the #1 fighter aircraft of WWII. With internal tanks, the plane had a range of 950 miles. The range increased to 2,200 miles with external tanks. This aircraft was both fast and maneuverable.

How many aircraft carriers did Japan have in ww2?

13
Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II

Imperial Japanese Navy warships in World War II
Number of units
Fleet carriers 13
Light carriers 7
Escort carriers 10

How far could the zero travel with a single tank of fuel?

1,600 miles
With the extra fuel from a droppable tank carried on the belly, a Zero could fly over 1,600 miles, more than 300 miles farther than the F4F-4 carrying two drop tanks. As the war continued, weight increases due to armor and self-sealing fuel tanks reduced the Zero’s impressive flight range.

How many Japanese planes were lost in ww2?

Italy: Total losses were 5,272 aircraft, of which 3,269 were lost in combat. Japan: Estimates vary from 35,000 to 50,000 total losses, with about 20,000 lost operationally.