Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)
Designed by a team led by Jiro
Horikoshi, designer of the legendary A6M Zero.
Variants of the Jack included various armaments and engines. Mitsubishi built 450 Raidens,
of all variants, by the time the war ended. Only one, J2M3
3014 survives to this day.
of the J2M2 were delivered with two 20mm Type 99 cannon and two
Production then switched to the J2M3, in which
the machine-guns were removed and four cannon mounted in the wings.
A few high-altitude J2M4 turbo charged versions were built, armed
with six cannon, the two additional guns being mounted in the
top fuselage decking.
Carried two 20mm cannon, and a more
powerful engine, formidable against B-29's
Technical Details (J2M2)
Crew One (pilot)
Engine Fourteen-cylinder air-cooled
Span 35' 5"
Height 12' 6"
Maximum Speed 371
Range 655 miles
Armament (nose) 2 x 7.7mm (wings) 2 x 20mm
External Drop Tank or bombs