Aichi E13A1

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Aichi E13A1
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Aichi E13A1
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The E13A1, designated as Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane (零式水上偵察機), 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: Reisui (零水, Abbriviation of 上偵察機 (Rei Shiki Suijō Teisatsuki)).
  • Allied reporting name: Jake.

Ships that carry the E13A1

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 000 m412 km/h
Turn time17 s
Max altitude9 200 m
EngineMitsubishi Zuisey 11
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight4 t

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Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 401 392 9200 17.6 18.0 11.5 11.5 300
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
_ _ _ _ _
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
0 550 ___ ___ ___ ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ > ___

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear550 km/h

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Suspended armament

List of setups (1)
Setup 14 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bomb

The Aichi E13A1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 4 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 bombs (240 kg total)

Defensive armament

Turret7.7 mm Type 97 machine gun
Ammunition240 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Main article: Type 97 navy (7.7 mm)

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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See also

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Aichi Aircraft Company, Limited (愛知航空機株式会社)
Bombers  D3A1
  B7A2 · B7A2 (Homare 23)
Recon  E13A1

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*
Italy  Ro.43
France  GL.832HY · Loire 130С
  *Available standalone in tech tree