Aichi D3A

Carrier-based Dive Bomber

Aichi D3A Val (V-54) Replica - Vultee BT-13 © Gary Chambers
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The Aichi D3A is a single-engine two-seat carrier-based dive bomber produced by the Japanese manufacturer Aichi Kokuki KK. The Aichi D3A was exclusively operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelMitsubishi Kinsei 44
Engine Power788 kW1057 hp
Speed385 km/h208 kts
  239 mph
Service Ceiling9.300 m30.512 ft
Range1.470 km794 NM
914 mi.
Empty Weight2.408 kg5.309 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.650 kg8.047 lbs
Wing Span14,37 m47 ft 2 in
Wing Area34,9 m376 ft
Length10,20 m33 ft 6 in
Height3,85 m12 ft 8 in
First Flight12/1937
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>1500
Data for (Version)Aichi D3A1

[Photo-ID: 11354] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Vultee BT-13 / Aichi D3A Replica, , N54865, c/n 74-1524, Karsten Palt, 2015Vultee
BT-13 / Aichi D3A Replica
Reg.: N54865
c/n: 74-1524
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March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]