The E13A1, designated as Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane (), was a long-range reconnaissance floatplane and was the most numerous seaplane of the IJN. It was developed in response to a naval staff specification issued in 1937 and entered service in 1941. It participated in various missions, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, coastal patrols, strikes against navigation, liaison, officer transports, castaway rescues, and some kamikaze attacks.
It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions" as a ship-launched reconnaissance aircraft. The E13A1 is a versatile plane that can be launched from ships with catapults. It can perform different roles in combat, such as scouting, bombing, capping, and smoking. Unlike regular planes, it has no ammo options or cockpit views. It has a 7.7 mm Type 97 machine gun for self-defense and 4 x 60 kg bombs for attacking. It can also capture zones and create smoke screens (up to 3 times) to help allies. The E13A1 has more bombs than most scout planes, so it can damage or destroy enemy boats and even destroyers. The best way to use the E13A1 depends on the situation, but it can offer many tactical advantages.
- IJN Pilot nickname: (零水, Abbriviation of ).
- Allied reporting name: Jake.
Ships that carry the E13A1
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
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Survivability and armour
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The Aichi E13A1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- 4 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 bombs (240 kg total)
The Aichi E13A1 is defended by:
- 1 x 7.7 mm Type 97 machine gun, dorsal turret (240 rpg)
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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|Aichi Aircraft Company, Limited ()|
|B7A2 · B7A2 (Homare 23)|
|Ship-launched reconnaissance aircraft|
|USA||OS2U-1* · SOC-1|
|Germany||Ar 196 A-3*|
|Britain||Osprey Mk IV · Walrus Mk.I|
|Japan||E7K2 · E8N2 · E13A1 · F1M2*|
|France||GL.832HY · Loire 130С|
|*Available standalone in tech tree|