Aichi D3A-2

Notes: Low-wing monoplane dive bomber
  Base model:D3A
  Basic role:Bomber (Japan)

  Length: 33' 6" 10.2 m
  Height:10' 11" 3.3 m
  Wingspan: 47' 1.5" 14.3 m
  Max Weight: 9,088 lb 4,121 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Mitsubichi Kinsei 54
  Horsepower (each): 1300

  Range: 969 miles 1,560 km
  Max Speed: 266 mph 428 km/h 231 kt
  Ceiling: 35,695 ft 10,879 m

Examples of this type may be found at
Admiral Nimitz State Historic ParkFredericksburgTexas
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia

D3A-2 on display

The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"


Recent comments by our visitors
 ken keller
 , CA
The Air Museum does indeed have a Aichi D3a "val" in it's collection. It was originally recovered from Ballale island in the Solomans chain in the late 60s. The aircraft is currently undergoing a restoration to fly but this will take a very long time due to several shortcuts taken in the original restoration e.g. the use of an AT-6 tail group, etc. The aircraft is being meticulously restored to original condition with the exception of and american engine. I have personally donated funds to the project and will be attempting to help the museum raise more money in the near future
12/07/2007 @ 20:38 [ref: 18844]
 , CA
The plane in the picture is a "Val" replica. To my knowledge the Planes of Fame Air Musuem in Grande Valley, AZ has an actual "Val" which is currently undergoing restoration.
06/07/2007 @ 14:30 [ref: 16774]
 George Fruhling
 , WA
The Japanese designation for this aircraft was Type 99 carrier dive bomber. Some Japanese aircraft, such as the KI-61 "Hein" (Swallow) had a name. This one did not.
06/05/2005 @ 05:44 [ref: 10399]
 JindÝichýv Hradec, OTH
Please, can you send me on my e-mail a Japan name for Aichi D3A?
Thank you very much
03/03/2002 @ 15:14 [ref: 4436]


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