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Aichi Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane Reisen Shiki Sui Tei / E13A1 Jake
Technical Information

Designed and built by Aichi Kokuki K. K. as a long range seaplane for use by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Navy Type Zero Reconnaissance Seaplane 零式水上偵察機. Known in the Japanese as Reisen Shiki Sui Tei, pronounced "Zero Skee Sue Tei". Code named "Jake" by the Allies. The first prototypes and main production seaplane was designed the E13A1 Model 11.

Wartime History
This twin-float seaplane performed a variety of tasks including reconassiance, bombing and anti-submarine missions. This floatplane was popular with air crews and remained in service until the end of the Pacific War.

A handful of Jakes that were surrendered intact were used by other nations including some used by the Free French Navy in Indochina and others by the Royal Thai Navy.

A total of 1,418 were built.
Kyushu Hikoki KK at Watanabe built a total of 1,237.
Aichi Tokei Denki K. K. built a total of 133.
Dai-Juichi Kaigun Kokusho built a total of 48.

Production Records for the Type Zero Reconnaissance Seaplane (E13A1) (Jake) by Jim Long

Technical Details
Crew  Three (pilot, radio, gunner)
Engine  1 x Mitsubishi Kinsei 43 fourteen-cylinder air-cooled radial with a three bladed propeller
Span  14.50m
Length  11.30m
Height  7.40m
Maximum Speed  203 km/h
Range  1,128 miles
Armament  (rear) 7.7mm machine gun or 20mm cannon Type 99
Bombload   1 x 250 kg bomb or 4 x 60 kg bombs or depth-charges

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