FROM: Lucia Konohana, Princess of the Imperialist Lucian Empire
TO: All nations
"On this very day, the 25th of June, I have formally declared independence from all sovereign nations and established a new empire under my sole imperial authority as first and only Empress of the Rising Sun. I've just received word of an international invite whilst visiting Japan to inspect my team of 24 talented crew members from around the country; they're fully capable of taking on the Abyssals for honor and integrity under leadership of Commander Houki Shinonono. The callsign is @[deleted]"
"By my honor, I personally sided with the IJN, I have just made the dispatch order in full effect, and the crew will depart from Tokyo Bay on schedule to represent Japan. I'll remain standby and wait for other countries as time passes."
- Lucia Konohana
HIJMS Squadron Ichi (1) BB DD DD CL CL CA
HIJMS Yamato - Battleship
HIJMS Shimakaze - Destroyer
HIJMS Shiratsuyu - Destroyer
HIJMS Yuubari - Light Cruiser
HIJMS Isuzu - Light Cruiser
HIJMS Takao - Heavy Cruiser
HIJMS Squadron Ni (2) CV CV CV CVL CL SS
HIJMS Akagi - Aircraft Carrier
HIJMS Taihou - Aircraft Carrier
HIJMS Shoukaku - Aircraft Carrier
HIJMS Zuihou - Light Aircraft Carrier
HIJMS Yura - Light Cruiser
HIJMS Goya - Attack Submarine
HIJMS Squadron San (3) DD BB BB CVL CA CV
HIJMS Uzuki - Destroyer
HIJMS Fusou - Battleship
HIJMS Nagato - Battleship
HIJMS Hiyou - Light Aircraft Carrier
HIJMS Suzuya - Heavy Cruiser
HIJMS Zuikaku - Aircraft Carrier
HIJMS Squadron Yon (4) BB DD CVL DD DD CL
HIJMS Ise - Battleship
HIJMS Ushio - Destroyer
HIJMS Ryuujou - Light Aircraft Carrier
HIJMS Fubuki - Destroyer
HIJMS Akizuki - Destroyer
HIJMS Noshiro - Light Cruiser
"I am Yamato, the first class of Battleships and heading forth!"
"I'm Shimakaze, the destroyer of all manner of ships, and I run as fast as the fastest human!"
"My firepower is yours to command, Admiral! I'm Shiratsuyu!"
"Bringing total victory in our empire's name, Isuzu is here!"
"My talents are ready to go, Yuubari at your service!"
"Preparations are in order, Takao, the toughest cruiser of the bunch, I'm ready to serve!"
"Leave the battles to me, admiral! I'm Akagi, the aircraft carrier of this division!"
"I'm the toughest aircraft carrier to beat, thanks for your reception, ma'am! This is Taihou on station!"
"Shoukaku and Zuikaku bringing victory in the name of the Rising Sun as a duo!"
"I'm here with you, Admiral, this is the 4th ship of Nagara-class named Yura."
"Hey, I'm no melon of bitterness, but I was the one who sank the Indianapolis that one time. Anyways, Goya from beneath the sea is here."
"U-Chan here, pyon, teehee!"
"I'm Fusou, one of two super-dreadnoughts and elder sister of Yamashiro to bring raw power right under our enemies' feet!"
"I won't give myself in to new cadets; I'm Nagato, pleased to meet you."
"What took me too long to be here!? Uggh, never mind, name's Hiyou. A fine day to meet you."
"Oh, it's you! What's up, admiral? Suzuya here, third ship of Mogami-class of heavy cruisers."
"I'm the Super-dreadnought Ise; I'm looking forward to assist with my sheer firepower and armor alongside you!"
"I'm the destroyer specialist Ushio, p-pleased to meet you, admiral!"
"Count me in on this anniversary, Ryuujou, the fastest light aircraft carrier to have on your division at your command!"
"First Special Destroyer named Fubuki ready to go, admiral!"
"I'm Akizuki, your AA destroyer here. Leave the enemy planes over to me."
"And I'm the last to show up, name's Noshiro, second Agano-class light cruiser reporting in!"
~JAPANESE AIR UNIT TYPES
Aichi B7A Ryusei 'Grace' - Known as 'Shooting Star' to the Japanese, only 114 were produced, and despite being a bit heavier than its sister, the A6M Zero, the Ryusei bested her by around 1944 when it saw action launched from the Taihou in the Philippines in early summer, but not enough were dispatched in time before she sunk. A similar fate happened five months later with the Shinano being sunk by a US submarine; she did not survive just after 10 days. After three variants later, the Imperial Japanese Empire stopped working on this rare beauty permanently.
Aichi D3A 'Val' - Participated in nearly all missions throughout the war, this one is perhaps the most experienced and reliable to have when going up against ships and installations, and has done so many times despite being obsolete, even surpassing its cousin in terms of diving top speed and maneuverability, the Nakajima D3N1.
Aichi E13A 'Jake' - A recon floatplane favored by most IJN ships, particularly cruisers and seaplane tenders, they are used to scout ahead behind enemy lines, among a wide range of missions. Most notable missions in their service are Coral Sea and Midway.
Aichi E16A Zuiun 'Paul' - A late WWII version of the 'Jake', the Paul underwent many remodeling designs and like the 'Jake' saw action from 1944 until the end of the war.
Aichi M6A 'Seiran' - Known as 'Clear Sky Storm', but also known as 'Blue Orchid Star', it's a submarine-based floatplane specifically launched from I-400 class subs, and like its brother Paul, it has seen serious action in the second half of the Pacific Theatre. Sadly, only a couple dozen of them were built, and any that survived so far at the time of surrender had been ordered to scuttle to the abyss.
Aichi S1A 'Denko' - Night-only fighter plane as a successor to the Nakajima J1N1-S Gekkou (Irving), it was so heavy and there were significant problems to its new design among complications to its development from the war that it was scrapped. Still, it would be a true beauty if it were completed earlier than later.
Kawanishi Baika - It means 'Ume Blossom', the IJAAS wanted to test out a pulse jet-powered kamikaze type plane, yet it never succeeded because of the Japanese surrender despite the Germans supplying them with the technology needed to produce them. If it were produced, it would be a terrifying sight for the Allies.
Kawanishi H6K 'Mavis' - Only 215 were built, these giant floatplanes from the 1930's were first seen in the first Sino-Japanese war, and became widely known by around 1942. Its high endurance was notable for 24-hour shifts, and more often used for recon and dive bombing. Notable victories were the Dutch East Indies and a vast majority of Australia, the obvious weaknesses is that they cannot evade easily from late-generation fighters and ships' AA guns.
Kawanishi H8K 'Emily' - A more powerful version of the flying boat Mavis, the Emily was first used on 4 March 1942 in a second Pearl Harbor attack, but at night. It then later on take on a wide variety of missions from recon, transport and bombing runs throughout the war. It has the most armor out of all the planes, but has greatly reduced top speed, takes a little while to accelerate and like the Mavis, must sustain a lot of incoming fire before closing in.
Kawanishi J6K Jinpu 'Squall' - Yet another true rare beauty that failed to enter Japanese factories during the war. It's a land-based prototype interceptor. After several tests and having run out of remodeling ideas, it was scrapped. At least they tried their best.
Kawanishi K-200 - A failed flying boat project that just didn't make it into production when the war ended, supposedly to replace the other flying boats, but it was terminated by the IJAAS at the time of surrender.
Kawanishi N1K Kyofu 'Rex' - A floatplane fighter along with its brother N1K-J 'George', both have a rivalry in what would be the best land-based fighters flown at the time from their heavy ordinance, and their 'mercury switch' unlike that of the Zero gives them the ability to dogfight F6F Hellcats, F4U Corsairs, and P-51 Mustangs. They are very effective against such planes, especially in the hands of ace pilots, even capable of going solo versus as many as twelve enemy planes at a time without fail. Over a thousand were produced, and were used most notably in Taiwan, Philippines and Okinawa.
Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden 'George' - Known as the best land-based IJAAS fighter plane of all-time, and well known for its rivalry with the fabled American Hellcats, like its brother plane Rex, they are effective at going after F6F Hellcats, F4U Corsairs, and P-51 Mustangs. About 1,400 of these were produced, they can go as far as 1,450 km before having to refuel, can climb up to six kilometers from sea level, and has a top speed of 581 km/h.
Kawasaki Ki-100 - Nearly 400 are built, and no certified Allied linguistic name given to them ever since, this is a Type 5 Goshikisen with a sophisticated Mitsubishi radial engine is what makes them really shine as an interceptor, especially in the last few months of the war against Boeing B-29 Superfortresses and carrier-based fighters. They are capable of competing with the latest Allied planes, such as the P-51D Mustang, and the P-47N Thunderbolt. After the bombing of Kagamigahara, production has ceased.
Kawasaki Ki-102 'Randy' - With just 238 of them entered into production late in the war, this is another rare type of fighter, and one eligible to participate in night battles. It didn't get much attention among Japanese pilot fanatics, particularly in the Okinawa phase. It then went on for three more variants that makes them extraordinary rarest.
Kawasaki Ki-108 - A turbo supercharged prototype version based off the Ki-102, the Ki-108 was going to be a heavy interceptor that did not reach its final stages due to budget shortages. Extremely rare, that if it were officially finalized, this plane would certainly replace the Ki-102 and all heavy fighter planes, making it the most powerful heavy-hitter in the Pacific Theatre ever to date.
Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu 'Nick' - Inspired by the German Messerschmitt Bf 110 among others, it is a twin-engine, two-seater versatile support plane with many roles, they caused a lot of destruction and very morale damaging to the Allies in many ways, both as a fighter and as a bomber. At one point in 1945, it was about to be replaced by Ki-102, after the war, three units are taken by the Chinese, and unfortunately, just one survived up to the present. At the time of production, about 1,700 of them were built.
Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei 'Lily' - A twin-engine light bomber, at roughly 2,000 units produced, known for its high-speed dive-bombing techniques and its aerobatic moves, and inspired by the Soviet Tupulov SB model, it first served in China in late 1940, effectively replacing the Ki-32. It then went on in several missions from Philippines, Malaya, Burma, New Guinea, Solomon, and Dutch East Indies. Once the Pacific Theatre hits the Okinawa phase, all were converted to kamikazes; some go as far as to have Ki-148 guided missiles, and at the very end of the war, they flew in 20 sorties against the Soviets on 14 August 1945. This model so far has the highest survival rate.
Kawasaki Ki-60 - While most IJN aircraft prefer air-cooled radial engines, this odd one stands out among the rest uses a liquid-cooled V12 one. It did had a first flight test in March 1941, and only three of these were produced. It was going to be a heavy-hitter class of fighters, but it was scrapped later that same year.
Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien 'Tony' - This Type 3 'Flying Swallow' interceptor fighter made its first flight around the time of Pearl Harbor, it was easily mistaken for a German Bf 109 during Doolittle Raid, and were involved in some major battles like New Guinea, the bombing of Wewak, Okinawa, and a few others.
Kawasaki Ki-64 'Rob' - Another extremely rare heavy one-seater fighter plane that only went five flights from 1943-44 before it caught fire in its rear engine, thus cancelling the project. It was then never seen again in favor of other projects.
Kawasaki Ki-78 'Mandy' - An extremely rare prototype research plane built specifically to beat the absolute speed record and for research purposes. It was never used for combat, and had only flown 32 times from 26th December 1942 to 11th January 1944 before the project called for termination due to a need for extensive air-frame remodeling.
Kawasaki Ki-88 - It's very sad not a single unit of this particular fighter plane was even built, but it did participate in one mock session. Work began in August 1942, but only went far enough into the project that it looks similar to the American P-39 with a top speed of 600 km/h, slightly better than the Ki-61, and as a result, it went discontinued.
Kawasaki Ki-91 - The Japanese Superfortress was built from May 1943 to around 1944-45, but after an Allied bombing raid over their factory by its rival, the American B-29s; the IJAAS discontinued the Ki-91 in favor of more fighters and interceptors.
Kawasaki Ki-96 - A supposedly promised prototype heavy fighter from August 1942 to September 1943, only 3 are built, it never entered actual combat, and despite their successes, the Japanese Army wanted to return to making single-seater planes, thus scrapping the project.
Kyushu J7W 'Shinden' - A unique prototype land-based interceptor as the answer to the B-29's, sadly only two of them is confirmed built within the last days of the war. One such model out of the two survived to this day at the Smithsonian Museum.
Kyushu K11W Shiragiku 'White Chrysanthemum' - Made by the Kyushu Aircraft Company at roughly 800 units, it's a land-based trainer bomber, in which later converted into a kamikaze where it gained attention during the last months of the war.
Kyushu Q1W Tokai 'Lorna' - Land-based medium anti-submarine bomber and the first in the world with strong resemblance to the German Junkers Ju 88, proposed by the IJN in September 1942, made its first flight a year later, and then entered actual combat on January 1945. Designed for long distance travel with two low-powered engines, it can stick around for hundreds of kilometers before needing refuel due to their low speed. By around that same period remodel counterparts such as the Q3W1 Nankai are converted into kamikazes and was used in suicide operations.
Mansyu Ki-98 - The only model that didn't survive deliberately by Japan due to complications from the war during the Harbin bombing run, it was going to be what would become the fourth fastest WWII plane ever made with a possible top speed of 730 km/h, almost surpassing the RAF's Super-Marine Spitfire.
Mitsubishi A5M 'Claude' - The precursor to the A6M, the carrier-based A5M was considered to be the world's first monoplane shipboard fighter that had a first flight in 4 February 1935, went into service a year later and has since served the empire the entire time. It showed promising performance results that it was first used in 1937 in the Second Sino-Japanese War that bested China in every aspect, fought in some of the most dangerous battles in early 1938 against its Soviet rival, the Polikarkov I-16. After the fated battle of the Coral Sea where their aircraft carrier Shouhou was sunk, all remainder A5Ms were then converted into kamikazes to get their revenge. Not even one survived, but one such model that was disassembled can be found on the sunken ship Fujikawa Maru in Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia.
Mitsubishi A6M Zero 'Zeke' - Famous for its very high kill count, long-range capabilities, best handling out of all the planes, and has a very fast top speed. However, its armor is very fragile and is highly vulnerable to AA fire.
Mitsubishi A7M Reppu 'Sam' - The successor to the Zero beginning in 1942 that had a first flight until 6 May 1944, only ten of them were produced, and are a bit heavier, but still it can reach about 574 km/h and can dogfight up to 12,000 meters, as one ace pilot from Nagoya claimed to be. Yet it has never seen any serious action, and despite the ace pilot's claims regarding top speed, none of the Reppu models have so far attained a max-sustained speed any faster than the American Mustang.
Mitsubishi F1M 'Pete' - A versatile recon plane that is the last bi-plane of its kind from 1936 to 1944, it can reach 368 km/h, can go for about 1,072 km, and has gained notoriety when they sank the PT-34 on 9 April 1942.
Mitsubishi G3M Rikko 'Nell' - Land-based heavy carpet bomber from 1935 to the end of the war, commissioned by Admiral Yamamoto, it has seen plenty of action from China to the Pacific Theatre, unprecedented in payload quantity, and the time it takes them to drop its bombs on Chinese and Allied targets is what made them formidable. Given their high-altitude performance, they can evade enemy AA fire with barely a scratch and can take a lot of beating from enemy fighters, much like the A5M, and was succeeded by the G4M. After so many successful sinking attempts and key bombing runs, by 1943 until the time of surrender, they were then used as heavy transports.
Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty' - The successor to the G3M, and the one linked to Admiral Yamamoto's demise that triggered a huge downside of morale to the Japanese, it is a Type 1 attack bomber, despite its very good range, it didn't have armor plating, making it seem like a weak upgrade to the G3M. Any damage, including infantry fire from the ground can cause them to light up. The only such notable survival attempt was during the Battle of Rennell where a few are able to stay airborne until they return to base with just one working engine.
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden 'Jack' - The creator of the famous A6M Zero wanted to make the Raiden as a defensive interceptor in response to enemy bombing raids; it has made its debut with a bang in the Philippines Sea battle on June 1944. Its effectiveness was limited by a lack of a turbocharger against B29's, and when the Allies decided to use nighttime bombing on March 1945, it proved useless. 2 of such remodels of the J2M were captured by the US and were used for testing in British-held Malaysia on December 1945 that measured two separate top speeds: 655 and 671 km/h.
Mitsubishi J8M 'Shūsui' - A very odd looking, but equally creative reverse-engineered prototype rocket-powered interceptor aircraft poetically termed as Autumn Water that bears resemblance to the Messerschmitt Me 163, it was purchased with manufacturer rights from Germany. Knowing that Japan are going to be bombed as a result of the bombing raids all over Germany, seven were built, it went operational on 8 January 1945, only one was tested on 7 July 1945, and it was destroyed on the same day when Toyohiko tried to land but clipped a building after it was stalled mid-air.
Mitsubishi Ki-15 'Babs' - A dual-purpose light recon/dive-bomber, this one looks fast and competent to take on the Chinese in the Second Sino-Japanese war, made a pre-war flight time record of 51 hours, 17 minutes, 23 seconds from Tokyo to London in 1937, and then converted as kamikazes by 1943. About roughly five hundred Ki-15's were serialized.
Mitsubishi Ki-109 - Specialized night-only heavy bomber exclusively handling the increased threat of B-29's with a searchlight and a powerful radar.
Mitsubishi Ki-20 - The heaviest support bomber of the IJAAS to date armed with six gunner positions. Unfortunately, all but one are destroyed in the war as if to prevent the Allies from knowing its existence, with the latter can be viewed at a memorial hall in Tokorozawa, Saitama.
Mitsubishi Ki-21 'Sally'/'Gwen' - Heavy bomber that first had a flight in December 1936, and has served a lot of battles from China all the way up to the Okinawa phase, incurring heavy losses starting from Khalkhin Gol that continued piling up beyond Pearl Harbor, and by 1942, it quickly became obsolete because it can't keep up with the rapid advancement of Allied technologies. By then, the IJAAF changed up roles for the Ki-21 by employing them in transport and kamikaze missions.
Mitsubishi Ki-30 'Ann' - Light bomber cantilever monoplane designed to replace the Ki-3 that saw action in the Second Sino-Japanese war. Very devastating with fighter escorts, especially early in the Pacific Theatre and gaining notoriety within the Philippines phase. By late 1942, they are converted into kamikazes and many were deliberately blown up.
Mitsubishi Ki-46 'Dinah' - Twin-engine recon plane with a two-stage supercharger capable of competing with the Super-Marine Spitfire and P-38 Lightning, and a 90% avoidance rate makes it the first plane almost immune to dogfighting at the time. First casualty eventually came around late 1942 over New Guinea territory by a P-38 Lightning, and a second by a Spitfire two years later on 25 September 1944. By 1944-45, it was converted into interceptors to fight off the B-29s. Several of these throughout the war had been captured by the Allies for routine tests to this day.
Mitsubishi Ki-51 'Sonia' - A light dive-bomber first flown in mid-1939 made its first major involvement in the combined China-Burma-India phase, it was capable of sinking the submarine USS Bullhead, and at least one pilot challenged a P-38 into a furious dogfight lasting several minutes.
Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu 'Peggy' - Known as the 'Flying Dragon' by the Japanese, this medium-sized bomber had a test flight near the turning point of 1943, but didn't entered the war until October 1944. It saw action during the Okinawa phase, along with China, French Indochina, Saipan, and Tinian. In the last few months of the war, all of them were remodeled into kamikazes. Hence, the number of this model plus 700, 767 of these was produced.
Mitsubishi Ki-73 'Steve' - The third fastest WWII plane, it is a long-range escort fighter plane in the Japanese air force, with an impressive 750 km/h that never quite made it into service, and was superseded by its post-war successor, the Ki-83.
Mitsubishi Ki-83 - 4 of these experimental long-range heavy fighters made their first flights in 18 November 1944 but cannot enter production because of their surrender, and all of their models have been captured and repainted in American colors, it then has become the second fastest WWII plane that easily surpassed the Ki-73 with a top speed of 762 km/h.
Nakajima A6M2-N 'Rufe' - Likely based off the 11th model of the famous A6M Zero, it's very first flight came right at the moment the Japanese kickstarted the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, but didn't actually participate until 1942 and can be easily mistaken for other look-alike seaplanes. It is a defensive type of short-range interceptor craft that has seen action in the Solomons, Aleutians, Kuriles, and the Indian Ocean relying on nighttime to do their work, and was challenged by the P-40 Curtiss, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, and the B-17 Flying Fortress. The very last model by the end of the war captured by the French and then crashed it.
Nakajima B5N 'Kate' - Very reliable single-use carrier-based torpedo bomber that is a common sight to see by the Allies, it is significantly faster than its rival counterpart, the TBD Devastator, the Swordfish bi-plane, and the Albacore bi-plane. It had gained a lot of notoriety for their involvement from the First Sino-Japanese war several key missions: Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Midway, and the Santa Cruz. It even sunk a few famous US ships, notably the Arizona, Lexington, Hornet, and damaged the Yorktown so that an I-class submarine can sink it later. Right around the latter half of the Pacific War, some of them were then converted into anti-submarine interceptors as well as trainer units, and the rest into kamikazes.
Nakajima B6N Tenzan 'Jill' - The successor to the famous B5N Kate, it has seen its fair share of misfortunes late in the war, during the Caroline phase at Truk Atoll, and it got very worse by the Philippines and Okinawa phases. This is true when they take heavy losses despite having few key feats: such as the sinking of a half-dozen US ships and the shipping attack on Bougainville. As with the Kate, all were converted into kamikazes by the Okinawa phase.
Nakajima G10N Fugaku 'Mount Fuji' - Taken from Japan's most famous mountain, this model was a planned ultra-long range Superfortress that was going to be used for bombing the US mainland, but because the Japanese had a very hard time keeping up with the Allies, it was never built.
Nakajima G8N Renzan 'Rita' - A very late-era heavy bomber that was going to be in service, and when the war ended, the US took the last model home and turned it into scrap, rendering this extremely rare prototype extinct.
Nakajima J1N1 Gekkou 'Irving' - Supporting nighttime fighter plane partnered by Mitsubishi and Nakajima, it made its flight in May 1941, and was introduced into service a year later. This may be the answer to the growing threat of B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators, with its remodel version, the J1N1-S able to one up with the B-29's.
Nakajima J5N Tenrai 'Heavenly Thunder' - A late-era prototype interceptor that was going to achieve a design speed of 666 km/h in response to the B-29's due to performance issues in its engines.
Nakajima J9Y Kikka/Kitsuka 'Orange Blossom' - In the last days of the war, this may be the first jet-powered prototype plane that would serve as a multi-purpose interceptor, had only flown once just one week before their surrender. Only one out of ten of these were taken to St. Mary's County in Maryland, and the project works can be seen on display in Tokyo's National Science Museum.
Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi 'Sabre' - A specialized late-era kamikaze in response to Allied shipments and combined invasion fleets, and is powerful enough to sink even the largest Allied ships in half in just one go. Sadly, none of them had flown despite their simplest design because of the Japanese surrender.
Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu 'Fire Dragon' - A late-era jet fighter as an in-house project inspired by the Messerschmitt Me 262 considered inferior to other models and thus was cancelled due to the surrender.
Nakajima Ki-27 'Nate' - Main fighter plane commonly seen in the Second Sino-Japanese War until it was overtaken by other, more superior main fighter models by the start of the Pacific War. Their overall success rate was good from there, but against Brewster F2A Buffalos and Curtiss P-40 Warhawks by around 1941 across most phases, they were outclassed and replaced by their cousin counterpart, the Ki-43. Late in the war, the majority is turned into kamikazes, and it didn't fared well against a massive U.S. aerial raid in 16 February 1945.
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 'Oscar' - A bubble-type camouflaged fighter plane that didn't get much use until very late in the war when it was turned into kamikazes, early on, Allied pilots had trouble distinguishing this model from a Zero. It has the maneuverability unlike any other against even top-tiered Allied planes, and is the only such plane with the most aces that can down more Allied planes than they can count. Their drawbacks are that they lack sufficient armor and can easily go down in just only a couple of hits. Despite the many victories, such a legendary plane by the dozens were then captured by the French for use against Viet Minh rebels, and then left abandoned before Indonesians used it again for the last time against the Dutch.
Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki 'Tojo' - Mid-era successor to the Ki-43, and like its brother, it can outgun and outmaneuver Allied planes up until the point they become easy prey late in the war, served as an air defense interceptor. This is one of very few planes capable of ramming into their intended targets once their ammo runs out, but usually it is anti-climactic. Rendered obsolete for the Ki-84 by the war's end, the Chinese Revolution then use these planes against each other, and not even one survived. Only a single wing section of what's left of the Ki-44 can be seen on display in Xi'an province at a university.
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu 'Helen' - A heavy bomber as a replacement to the Ki-21, it first saw major action in China, and likely seen in the New Guinea and Oceania phases. By 1943 with losses had gone up in both quantity and quality, these planes subjected to anti-sub hunters, paratrooper transports, and at the very end of the war, converted into kamikazes. About over 800 since December 1944 were produced.
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate 'Frank' - Mid-era, high-altitude main fighter known as Gale for the Japanese, it is a Type 4 fighter capable of unleashing devastating firepower on the B-29's, this is Japan's fastest known fighter plane ever built at the time, and has the capability to compete with the top-tiered Allied planes. First served at the Battle of Leyte and from that moment onward when the mission becomes too intense from other main fighter planes, this type of the plane will answer to the call and rapidly gained notoriety after going up against the USAAF 14th Air Force. Even on the day of surrender, they were even used against US bases stationed in Okinawa.
Nakajima Ki-87 - A late-era turbo-supercharged, high-altitude prototype combined fighter-interceptor plane specifically to deal with the growing B-29 threat, just only one were built that did had a first flight in April 1945, and the IJAAF wanted to build 500 of these examples, but problems arose from the turbo-supercharger and undercarriage is what caused them to stop production of this model.
Rikugun Ki-202 - Known as Autumn Water, and inspired by the Messerschmitt Me 163, it was going to be an experimental rocket-powered interceptor, but so far, none had produced.
Rikugun Ki-93 - A late-era heavy fighter developed by the AARI proposed by the IJA, only two of these were built, one was damaged in its first flight on 8 April 1945 by error upon landing, but right before a second test flight, Allied B-29's knew it and destroyed the facility with it.
Tachikawa Ki-106 - A failed mid-era 'wooden wonder' prototype plane in response to the growing B-29 threat that did not make it to service, this is because of the worsening situation during World War II.
Tachikawa Ki-70 'Clara' - A prototype mid-era, high-speed recon plane that was the successor to the Ki-46, but was terminated after it didn't get satisfactory results from the IJAAF. That didn't stop Japan from using it to hide evidence of a female pilot named Amelia Earhart who flown near Japanese waters that was shot down, until now.
Tachikawa Ki-74 'Pat'/'Patsy' - An experimental long-range recon bomber that didn't enter service after sixteen of these was built. Unbeknownst to the IJAAF, Allied intelligence quickly knows this peculiar fellow and was assigned as Patsy.
Tachikawa Ki-77 - Not much is known about this plane, it had a first flight on 18 November 1942, and was first seen launched into service from Singapore on 7 July 1943, but had run-ins with the Allies whilst breaking world records in the middle of a war. Immediately after the surrender, the US has taken away these planes and reduced them to scrap, leaving nothing behind.
Tachikawa Ki-9 'Spruce' - A trainer bi-plane, it was first launched as early as 7 January 1935, and then later on some of them had been converted into kamikazes, since this plane carry no armaments, and some were even shot down by the Chinese. Even by the war's end, some of these Ki-9's have been captured by post-war China and Indonesia and repainted it into their respective national insignias for their own air forces.
Tachikawa Ki-94 - An experimental high-altitude interceptor fighter built specifically to combat the B-29's, only two were built, but none has flown due to time constraints.
Yokosuka D4Y Suisei 'Judy' - A common type of dive-bomber and the one that is the fastest at the time, it has superior overall performance capable of handling Curtiss SB2C Helldivers. They were the ones behind the sinking of the USS Princeton in Leyte, and heavily damaged the USS South Dakota early in the war. Later on, their roles shifted to reconnaissance, but after the heavy losses the Japanese sustained at Midway and the Marianas, their latest remodel versions carry out kamikaze missions, notably scored hits on the USS Kalinin Bay and USS Suwanee in October 1944, and a month later scored hits on the USS Essex, USS Hancock, USS Intrepid, and the USS Cabot. By the end of the war in the Okinawa phase, they are able to damage the USS Enterprise, USS Yorktown, USS Franklin, USS Wasp and the USS Bunker Hill. In a desperate final attempt to stop the US Navy, being overconfident over the Zero, 3 out of the 11 remodeled Judies were lost against the B-29's.
Yokosuka E14Y 'Glen' - A submarine-based recon floatplane that participated in the Oceania campaign as flybys and made only one notable attempt in the Lookout Air Raid over Oregon where they deployed incendiary bombs over forests to catch innocents' off-guard, but it was ineffective. The submarines behind the launching of these planes were soon discovered and was sunk shortly afterwards.
Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka Cherry Blossom 'Baka' - A unique type of rocket-powered kamikaze that can be guided by a pilot, it has given a rather ridiculous name by the Allies that was then overused by tsunderes to this day meaning 'fool' or 'idiot.' Mainly used against U.S. bases in Okinawa in a desperate attempt to stop the B-29's from bombing Japan and has sank up to seven American ships. It has to be launched via a mothership to be effective, but if it is destroyed, the Ohka might go down too. It soon becomes useless once the Allies quickly knew this and formed defensive rings.
Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga 'Frances' - The successor to the G4M, the IJN wanted to build one to match the speed that of the Zero, it made its first flight on August 1943, and was mainly served as torpedo bombers. Late in the war during the Okinawa campaign, it was then converted into kamikazes, notably during Operation Tan No. 2. Only one has survived, it can be seen at the National Air and Space Museum.
Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko 'Aurora' - The night-only fighter remodel of the P1Y1, they didn't do much against the B-29's, so the IJN decided it's in their best interests to revert all of them back into P1Y1's.
Yokosuka R2Y Cirrus Cloud 'Keiun' - A late-era prototype recon plane with a tricycle undercarriage that made its only flight on 8 May 1945, but the Allies quickly grasped their attention and destroyed this beauty and the facility with it during one of their air raids.
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