Aichi Type 0 Model 11 Reconnaissance Seaplane (E13A1)

Product Description

The Aichi Type 0 Seaplane, or "Jake" in the Allied code system, was a nearly ubiquitous tool in the IJN's arsenal throughout the war in the Pacific, seeing continuous service from Pearl Harbor to the surrender.  While primarily used as its name implies in the recon role, it was armed with a single 7.7mm in the rear seat, and could also carry 250kg of bombs.  Koike's painting is a simple composition portraying the plane's smart lines over a deep, blue-green sea.  One is tempted to imagine a harbor, or warship, a few hundred meters ahead as the plane prepares to touch down.  As seen in the work, the plane could carry a crew of three.

Koike

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