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Yokosuka Naval Air Depot

Yokosuka's B3Y1 Navy Type 32 carrier biplane first flew in 1932. Some 200 B4Y1 attack aircraft followed, those remaining in service Second World War known as "Jean" to the Allies. The D4Y Suisei ("Judy" two-seat
carrier dive-bomber was in service by the Battle of Midway in 1942 and appeared also in D4Y2-S nightfighter and D4Y4 suicide attack variants. The P1Y1 Ginga ("Frances") twin-engined naval attack bomber/nightfighter entered production in 1943 at Nakajima factories. Yokosuka developed also the MXY-7 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) kamikaze piloted missile-bomb, derisively dubbed Baka ("fool" in Japanese) by the U.S. Navy, and of which production by various manufacturers totalled about 800.

 

 


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