Aichi E10A & E11A

 

1st Flight 1934

The Aichi E10A was a Japanese night reconnaissance flying boat of the 1930s.

A single-engine biplane, 15 were built for the Imperial Japanese Navy as the Type 96 Night Reconnaissance Seaplane, serving from 1936 but were retired in 1941 before the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

E11A

The Aichi E11A was an Imperial Japanese Navy flying boat used during the first year of World War II for maritime patrol duties.

The Japanese Navy designation was, Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane.

The Type 98 was quite similar to the earlier E10A Type 96.

 It was designed to be launched from cruisers or battleships in order to spot their shellfire at night.

The Type 98s were soon diverted to communications and transport duties.

Specifications

E11A

Crew: 3

Length: 10.71 m (35 ft 2 in)

Wingspan: 14.49 m (47 ft 6 in)

Height: 4.52 m (14 ft 10 in)

Empty weight: 1,927 kg (4,248 lb)

Gross weight: 3,297 kg (7,269 lb)

Max take-off weight: 3,297 kg (7,269 lb)

Power plant: 1 × Hiro Type 91 Model 22 W-12 water-cooled piston engine, 460 kW (620 hp)

Propellers: 4-bladed fixed-pitch pusher propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 217 km/h (135 mph, 117 kn) at 2,400 m (7,874 ft)

Range: 1,945 km (1,209 mi, 1,050 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,425 m (14,518 ft)

Armament

Guns: 1 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Type 92 machine gun.

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