- NAKAJIMA A2N
- Nakajima A2N Model 2, Donation Markings to the JNAF, ca. 1930-31
- (Fighters Between the Wars, 1919-39, K. Munson, Blandford Press)
- Purpose: Single seat, carrier-borne fighter.
- Background: The A2N first flew in 1930, and entered production
for the Imperial Japanese Navy later that year. Designated the Type 90
Carrier Based Fighter, it replaced the Nakajima A1N, a licensed-built
Gloster Gambet. While the A2N1 was the standard model, The A2N2 was a
slightly strengthened version, with dihedral on the upper wing.
- Specifications: (for
A2N1 Model 2)
- Armament: Two 7.7mm machine guns in upper front fuselage.
Provision for carrying two 66 lb (30 kg) bombs beneath the lower wing.
- Powerplant: One 450 hp Nakajima-built Bristol Jupiter VI
9-cylinder radial engine.
- Dimensions and Performance:
- Span: 30 ft 9 in (9.37 m)
- Length: 20 ft 3.75 in (6.18 m)
- Height: 9 ft 11 in (3.025 m)
- Takeoff Weight: 3,307 lb (1,500 kg)
- Maximum Speed: 182 mph (293 km/hr) at 9, 843
ft (3,000 m)
- Operational Ceiling: 29,528 ft (9,000 m)
- Normal Range: 270 mi (435 km)
- Altogether one hundred A2N’s were built, in various models.
- 1. Kenneth Munson, Fighters
Between the Wars, 1919 – 39, London, Blandford Press, 1970.