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Nakajima E8N (Dave)
Technical Information

Background
The Najajima E8N was a catapult launched reconnaissance aircraft, saw service aboard aircraft tenders, battleships, cruisers. The type actually scored aerial victories during the second Sino-Japanese war, where it sometimes operated as a dive bomber, reconnaissance and spotter. When WWII started, this aircraft was being phased out of service with the E13A1 Jake and F1M2 Pete, but during the earlier stages of the war this plane was operated, and sometimes retained for second-line duty.

Production
A total of 775 E8N's were built between 1934 - 1940.

Technical Details
Crew  Two (Pilot, Observer)
Engine  1 x nine-cylinder radial driving two bladed propeller
Span  10.98m
Length  8.81m
Height  3.84m
Maximum Speed  186 mph at 9,845'
Range  558 miles
Armament  (nose) 1 x 7.7mm machine gun (rear) 1 x 7.7mm machine gun
Bombload   2 x 66 lb bombs
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