Aichi H9A1 Type 2 Training Flying Boat
Not used overseas. Another photo of an H9A1 has the tail marking タク-２４ it was photographed outside of a large hangar. No other planes are visible. The tail marking identifies the Takuma Air Group. Japanese artists think the plane was in the orange paint of a trainer or experimental model.
A total of 31 H9A1s were built, 28 put into service as trainers.
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Aircraft 1900-1945
Crew Five (plus 3 passengers)
Engine 2 × Nakajima Ha-1 Kotobuki 42 nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines
Span 24 m (78 ft 9 in)
Length 16.95 m (55 ft 7.3 in)
Height 5.25 m (17 ft 2¾ in)
Maximum Speed 317 km/h (197 mph; 171 kt) at 3,000 m (9,845 ft)
Range 2,150 km (1,340 mi; 1,160 nmi)
Armament 1× flexible, 7.7 mm (.303 in) Type 92 machine gun in bow and dorsal hatches
Bombload 2× 250 kg (551 lb) bombs or depth-charges