Nakajima E8N (Dave)
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.
of 775 E8N's were built between 1934 - 1940.
Crew Two (Pilot, Observer)
Engine 1 x nine-cylinder radial driving two bladed propeller
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
2 x 66 lb bombs