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Hunter FGA.9 PACK
General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
4.4 tTake-off weight
0.33 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 800 mCeiling
Atsuta Atsuta 31Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
750 km/hStructural
350 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.7 mm Type 97 machine gunWeapon 1
800 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.7 mm Type 92 machine gunTurret
582 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bombSetup 1
4 x Type 3 No.1 Mod.28 Mk.1 rocketsSetup 2
2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bomb
1 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bomb
Setup 3
1 x 500 kg Number Type 2 50 Model 1 GP(SAP) bombSetup 4
14 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
55 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 600 / 4 532/1 710 / 2 152/1 310 / 1 649Repair
16 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
55 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
400 % Sl icon.png310 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese dive bomber D4Y2. For other versions, see D4Y1 and D4Y3 Ko.


GarageImage D4Y2.jpg

The D4Y2 is a rank II Japanese dive bomber with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A".

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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 5,250 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
555 541 9 800 23.8 24.4 7.7 7.7 300
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,250 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
607 580 9 800 22.2 23.0 14.6 10.9 300


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
480 ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities
< 350 < 400 < 430 > 200
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,000 m 1,300 hp 1,430 hp

Survivability and armour

The D4Y2, like its predecessor the D4Y1, lacks any armour and self-sealing fuel tanks. The fuel tanks are located in the same location (2 in each wing). The gunner is still unprotected.


Offensive armament

Main article: Type 97 navy (7.7 mm)

The D4Y2 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Type 97 navy machine guns, nose-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)

Suspended armament

The D4Y2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 1 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bomb (250 kg total)
  • 4 x Type 3 No.1 Mod.28 Mk.1 rockets
  • 1 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bomb + 2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 bombs (370 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 kg Number Type 2 50 Model 1 GP(SAP) bomb (500 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: Type 92 navy (7.7 mm)

The D4Y2 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.7 mm Type 92 navy machine gun, dorsal turret (582 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm Type 3 No.1 Mod.28 Mk.1 rockets
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Turret 7 mm 9 in (mod30)
IV Engine injection Cover New 7 mm MGs (turret) 13 in (mod35)

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".


  • Quite fast and nimble
  • Equipped with air brakes


  • Rocket payload is terrible
  • Explosive mass is insufficient to make the rocket useful against armour or as an area-attack weapon - is really only useful in a direct hit against planes
  • Only four rockets are carried


Nicknamed the the "Judy" by allied pilots, the D4Y2 was feared by both troops on the ground and ships in the sea.

The D4Y2 was a carrier based dive bomber. It sported a 1,400hp "Aichi AE1P Atsuta 32" engine. The D4Y2 would see 7 variants, and was the most widely used version of the D4Y series.

Some variants had very unique roles such as the D4Y2 KAI Suisei Model 22, designed to be launched from a battleship by the means of a catapult.

With a range of 1,400 miles the D4Y2 was perfect for the defense of the Japanese territories. Combined with it's extreme accuracy in a dive it saw great success. However, with allied aircraft upgrading from the F4F Wildcat to the F6F Hellcat, it was no longer fast enough to escape and started seeing massive casualties in missions which just months before would have had little to no casualties. The increased death rates of the pilots and crew saw pilots becoming less and less experienced. Increasing the death rates even further. Slowly the time of the D4Y's was coming to an end.

No D4Y2's survived the war, but their legacy lives on as a feared a ruthless dive bomber and night fighter. Their achievements include the attack on the USS Enterprise and attack on the USS Bunker Hill which was damaged beyond repair at sea and had to return to port in the United States to repair.


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See also

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

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
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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