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Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Float Plane Fighter (Rufe)
Technical Information

Background
The "Rufe" was only one of two types of single-seat float seaplane fighters of modern design to participate in combat during WWII. The Japanese Navy instructed Nakajima to build a float plane version of the Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 11 Zero (without folding wingtips).

Production
A total of 327 built between December 1941 and September 1943. During late 1942, roughly twelve fighters were built per month. During this period, half of the production was sent to the Aleutians.

Technical Details
Crew  One (pilot)
Engine  NK1C Sakae 12 fourteen-cylinder air cooled radial
Span  12m
Length  10.1m
Height  4.3m
Maximum Speed   270.5 mph at 16,500'
Range  1,107 miles
Armament (nose) 2 x 7.7mm machine guns (wings) 20mm cannons
External  2 x 66lbs bombs
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