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Type 91

ManufacturerNakajima Aircraft Company
Primary RoleFighter


ww2dbaseIn 1931, the Japanese Army adopted Nakajima Aircraft Company's NC design as the Army Type 91 Fighter. Between 1931 and 1934, 420 production examples of these parasol wing monoplanes were built in Japan by Nakajima and Ishikawajima; a smaller number were built in the Japanese-sponsored state of Manchukuo by the Manshu Aircraft Company. Although they were officially superseded by 1937, a small number of them remained in service with Japanese and Manchukuo forces in China.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Jul 2012


Type 91
MachineryOne Bristol Jupiter VII 9-cylinder radial engine rated at 520hp
Armament2x7.7mm Type 89 machine guns
Span11.00 m
Length7.26 m
Height2.79 m
Wing Area20.00 m²
Weight, Empty1,075 kg
Weight, Loaded1,530 kg
Speed, Maximum300 km/h
Service Ceiling9,000 m


Type 91 fighter at rest, date unknown

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Rob Stuart says:
20 Jul 2012 09:36:38 AM


You describe these aircraft as biplanes, but I see only one wing.


2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
20 Jul 2012 05:13:39 PM

Thanks for spotting the mistake, Rob! It has been corrected.

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