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Aichi D3A (Val)


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The D3A was ordered into production in December 1939 as the Navy Type 99 Carrier Bomber Model 11.  Along with the Nakajima B5N (Kate), the D3A was the striking arm of the Imperial Japanese fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

"Val" was the Allied code name for the D3A.

     
Specifications (D3A1)

 

 

 

Type: Bomber
Engine: one 1,000 hp (746 kW) Mitsubishi Kinsei 43 radial
     

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