Japan : D3A1
The single-engine carrier-based Aichi D3A dive bomber, a metal-construction monoplane, was created by order of Japan’s Supreme Command of Naval Aviation to replace the obsolete D1A biplane. The shape of the wing and tail, as well as the presence of special dive brake flaps, came from the German aircraft company Heineken, which was in active partnership with Aichi.
During the first half of the Second World War, the D3A, along with the B5N Kate, were the main strike force of the Japanese fleet. All in all, 470 D3A1s were produced.
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