P1Y1 mod. 11

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P1Y1 mod. 11 "Ginga"
General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
13.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 400 mCeiling
2 х Nakajima Homare 12Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
680 km/hStructural
275 km/hGear
Defensive armament
20 mm Type 99 Model 1 cannon2 х Turret
225 roundsAmmunition
517 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bombSetup 1
1 x Type 91 Model 2 torpedo (835 kg)Setup 2
2 x 500 kg Navy Type Number 50 Model 2 bombSetup 3
1 x 800 kg Navy Type Number 80 Model 1 bombSetup 4
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 320 / 6 676/4 630 / 5 810/2 400 / 3 012Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
166 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
350 % Sl icon.png360 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese dive bomber P1Y1 mod. 11. For other variant, see P1Y1 mod. 11 (China).


GarageImage P1Y1 mod. 11.jpg

The P1Y1 mod. 11 "Ginga" is a rank IV Japanese dive bomber with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/SB) and 4.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters".

General info

Flight performance

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 5,900 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 522 504 9 400 26.9 27.5 6.5 6.5 720
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 + -
680 275 450 450 275 ~6 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 360 < 360 < 400 > 301

Survivability and armour

  • 7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot


Suspended armament

The P1Y1 mod. 11 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 2 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 1 x 835 kg Type 91 Model 2 torpedo
  • 2 x 500 kg Navy Type Number 50 Model 2 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 800 kg Navy Type Number 80 Model 1 bomb (800 kg total)

Defensive armament

The P1Y1 mod. 11 is defended by:

  • 1 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 1 cannon, nose turret (225 rpg)
  • 1 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 1 cannon, dorsal turret (225 rpg)

Usage in battles

In Arcade battles, the light payload is somewhat countered by the ability to reload. It is recommended to use the plane to hit high value targets such as pillboxes, since it is limited to 2 bombs (though it is one of the few Japanese medium bombers able to carry 2 x 500 kg). Other planes with larger numbers of 60 kg bombs are better suited for taking out tanks and soft targets. It is at a huge disadvantage when compared to planes such as the B7A2, which has forward cannons able to strafe soft ground targets while bombs reload. As such, most pilots would use the B7A2 over the P1Y1, though this plane may still be useful in one's lineup for use after the B7A2 has been lost.

In Realistic air battles, this plane thrives as a torpedo bomber on naval maps. Its high speed allows it to get in and get out quickly, and even though it only carries one torpedo, it can make multiple runs during a battle.

In Realistic tank battles, the best option is likely to take the 2 x 500 kg bomb option and again use its speed to quickly get in, hit 2 targets and run away before enemy fighters realize it is there and intercept. Again, its speed should allow multiple runs somewhat making up for the light payload.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Auto control available
Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 20 mm 17 3/4 in (mod45)
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons (turret)
III Wings repair Engine 14 in (mod30)
IV Engine injection Cover 14 in (mod35)

Pros and cons


  • Very fast & surprisingly manoeuvrable
  • 20 mm turrets quickly destroy fighters when they hit
  • Airbrakes
  • Its speed forces enemies to tail you in line with your rear gunner


  • No fixed forward armament
  • Very limited payload
  • Forward turret has very limited firing arc, and AI gunner rarely engages.
  • Torpedoes limited to Mod. 2, forcing this fast plane to slow a great deal in order to drop the torpedo


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Yokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal (海軍航空技術廠)
Bombers  D4Y1 · D4Y2 · D4Y3 Ko
  P1Y1 mod. 11
Jet fighters  R2Y2 Kai V1 · R2Y2 Kai V2 · R2Y2 Kai V3
Captured  ␗P1Y1 mod. 11

Japan bombers
Carrier-based dive bomber 
D3A  D3A1
D4Y  D4Y1 · D4Y2 · D4Y3 Ko
Carrier-based attack bomber 
B5N  B5N2
B6N  B6N1 Model 11 · B6N2 Model 12 · B6N2a Model 12Ko
B7A  B7A2
Land-based Bomber 
P1Y  P1Y1 mod. 11
Land-based Attack bomber 
G4M  G4M1
G5N  G5N1
G8N  G8N1
Flying boat 
H6K  H6K4
H8K  H8K2 · H8K3
Shipboard Observation seaplane 
F1M  F1M2
Light  Ki-32
Medium  Ki-21-Ia · Ki-21-I hei
  Ki-49-I · Ki-49-IIa · Ki-49-IIb · Ki-49-IIb/L
  Ki-67-I Ko · Ki-67-I otsu
Other countries  ▅B-17E