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The Japanese military favored aircraft with airframe weight reduced to the minimum, which provided outstanding maneuverability and a very long range at the expense of aircraft durability. This approach proved efficient for maneuvering engagements at low to mid altitude. It culminated in the development of the А6М Zero series of fighters.

By the end of WWII, Japanese designers faced the necessity to improve aircraft speed and altitude performance, as well as survivability. They had partial success with the unique Kyushu J7W series; however, the new fighters were never tried in action due to the end of the war.


Japanese fighters are rather agile and nimble, but have weak armor. If one is on your back, it can be hard to shake, but if one is ahead of you, it will not be too difficult to take down.

Japanese multirole fighters finish off the tree with tier 8,9 and 10. They are still nimble and have good guns but are slow and are lightly armored. They also tend to carry less outboard weapons compared to American aircraft.


1.4 Japanese Plane Tree


Fighters

II
Nakajima A4N

Nakajima A4N

II
Kawasaki Ki-10

Kawasaki Ki-10

II
Kawasaki Ki-5

Kawasaki Ki-5

II
Nakajima Ki-8

Nakajima Ki-8

III
Mitsubishi A5M

Mitsubishi A5M

III
Mitsubishi Ki-18

Mitsubishi Ki-18

III
Nakajima Ki-27

Nakajima Ki-27

III
Mitsubishi Ki-33

Mitsubishi Ki-33

IV
Mitsubishi A6M1 Zero

Mitsubishi A6M1 Zero

IV
Nakajima Ki-43-I Hayabusa

Nakajima Ki-43-I Hayabusa

V
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero

V
Mitsubishi A6M3 (experimental)

Mitsubishi A6M3 (experimental)

V
Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa

Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa

VI
Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero

Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero

VI
Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien

VI
Kawasaki Ki-88

Kawasaki Ki-88

VII
Mitsubishi A7M Reppu

Mitsubishi A7M Reppu

VII
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

VIII
Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

VIII
Tachikawa Ki-94-II

Tachikawa Ki-94-II

IX
Tachikawa Ki-162-I

Tachikawa Ki-162-I

X
Tachikawa Ki-162-III

Tachikawa Ki-162-III

Multirole Fighters

I
Nakajima Type-91

Nakajima Type-91

VII
Mitsubishi J4M Senden

Mitsubishi J4M Senden

VIII
Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

IX
Kyushu J7W2 Shinden-Kai

Kyushu J7W2 Shinden-Kai

X
Kyushu J7W3

Kyushu J7W3

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