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Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)
Technical Information

Background
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.

J2M2
155 of the J2M2 were delivered with two 20mm Type 99 cannon and two 7.7mm machine-guns.

J2M3
Production then switched to the J2M3, in which the machine-guns were removed and four cannon mounted in the wings.

J2M4
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.

J2M5
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 radial
Span  35' 5"
Length  31' 10"
Height  12' 6"
Maximum Speed  371 mph
Range  655 miles
Armament   (nose) 2 x 7.7mm (wings) 2 x 20mm
External  Drop Tank or bombs
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