List of aircrafts of the Japanese Navy

Imperial Japanese Military
Empire of Japan
Imperial General Headquarters
 Imperial Japanese Army
(Dai Nippon Teikoku Rikugun)
        Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
        Railways and Shipping Section
 Imperial Japanese Navy
(Dai Nippon Teikoku Kaigun)
        Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service
        Imperial Japanese Navy Land Forces
    Major battles
    List of ships
    List of aircraft
    Main admirals
Rank insignia
Army rank insignia
Naval rank insignia
History of the Japanese Military
Military History of Japan during World War II

The following is the List of aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, both past and present.

Pre-1945 Imperial Japanese Navy



Reconnaissance and liaison

  • Mitsubishi 2MR 1923 carrier reconnaissance aircraft (Type 10 Carrier Reconnaissance Aircraft)
  • Nakajima C6N 彩雲 "Saiun" Myrt 1943 Navy reconnaissance plane
  • Yokosuka R2Y 景雲 "Keiun" 1945 reconnaissance


  • Kyushu K10W Oak Type 2 intermediate trainer.
  • Mitsubishi K3M Pine 1930 naval crew trainer.


Flying boats and seaplanes

Modern Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

(post 1945)

Flying boats

  • Consolidated PBY-6A 1955 Reconnaissance & anti-submarine flying boat
  • Grumman JRF-5 1955 Search and rescue flying boat
  • Grumman UF-2 1961 Search and rescue flying boat
  • Shin Meiwa UF-XS 1963 experimental flying boat.
  • Shin Meiwa PS-1 1968 Reconnaissance & anti-submarine flying boat
  • Shin Meiwa US-1 1975 Search and rescue flying boat
  • ShinMaywa US-2 2007 Search and rescue flying boat US-1A kai US-1A 改(kai)(kai=improved)


See also

List of military aircraft of Japan

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.