Captured Japanese Aircraft in Taiwan

A list of most Japanese aircraft captured in Taiwan

Most transport aircraft were reused. Some fighter aircraft were sent to China for combat duties. Others were kept in Taiwan for reserve.

Most of them were scrapped by 1950.

Pictures of Captured Japanese aircraft in Taiwan after the war. Most of them probably weren’t used in combat but in good in enough condition to be repaired in a few days.

I could identify Ki-67’s, Ki-84’s?, Ki-46 and maybe zero’s. If anyone can identify any more of them it’s be great.




Japanese aircraft received in Taiwan

A (Can fly after 1-2 days of repairs)

B (within 10 days of repairs)

C (more than 10 days of repair)

Army aircraft

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Type 97 heavy bomber Type 2 (Ki-21-II): 28 (15A/ 8B/ 5C)

Type 4 heavy bombers (Ki-67): 19 (2A/ 7B/ 9C)

Type 100 heavy bomber (Ki-49): 2 (2C)

Type 2 two-seat fighters (Ki-45): 21 (7A/ 6B/ 8C)

Type 100 Command reconnaissance aircraft (Ki-46): 19 (3A/ 4B / 12C)

Type 99 double-engined light bombers (Ki-48): 34 (9A/ 19B/ 6C)

Type I fighter (Ki-43): 136 (33A/ 59B/ 44C)

Type 3 fighters (Ki-61): 59 (19A/ 20B/ 20C)

Type 4 fighters (Ki-84): 78 (26A/ 37B/ 15C)

Type 5 fighters (Ki-100): 11 (5A/ 3B/ 0C)

Type 97 fighters (Ki-27): 45 (13A/ 14B/ 22C)

Type 4 attack aircraft (Ki-67?): 2 (0A/ 0B/ 2C)

Type 99 military reconnaissance aircraft (Ki-51): 57 (27A/ 18B/ 12C)

Type 98 direct reconnaissance aircraft (Ki-36): 7 (1A/ 1B/ 5C)

Type 1 double-engined advanced trainer machine (Ki-54): 15 (0A/ 4B/ 11C)

Type 2 advanced trainer machines (Ki-79): 34 (8A/ 8B/ 18C)

Type 99 advanced trainer machine (Ki-55): 22 (10A/ 4B/ 8C)

Type 100 transporters (Ki-57): 1 (0A/ 1B/ 0C)

A total of 594.

Of these, 553 belong to the 8th Flying Division, and the other 41 are used by the 14th Front (Philippines).

In addition, when the national army received them, there were some machines being repaired in the repair shop. 182 aircraft with better performance,

213 aircraft need to be repaired, and it takes a long time (more than 10 days) to have 199 aircraft.

Navy aircraft

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A = Good
B = Needs to be repaired

Type 96 carrier fighters (A5M): 11 (8A/ 3B)

Type Zero carrier fighter (A6M): 78 (39A/ 39B)

“Lightning bolt” Fighters (J2M): 2 (2A/ 0B)

  • J2M2 & J2M3?

“Violet lightning bolt” fighters (N1K): 9 (6A/ 3B)

  • Known variants captured: N1K trial variant and N1K1-11b at Tainan naval air base.

“Moonlight” Double engine Night Fighters (J1N): 3 (3A/ 0B)

Type 96 carrier-borne bombers (B4Y): 11 (8A/ 3B)

Type 97 attack aircraft (B5N): 7 (4A/ 3B)

“Comet” carrrier- based five bomber (D4Y): 8 (8A/ 0B)

“Galaxy” Land bomber Aircraft (P1Y1): 22 (20A/ 2B)

  • A few were kept in reserve at Tainan Naval Air Base. According to veteran instructor Huang Xiao Ci he saw them being taken out everyday to have their engines started.

Type 96 carrier-borne attack aircraft (B4Y): 9 (7A/ 2B)

“Heavenly Mountain” Attack aircraft (B6N): 7 (4A/ 3B)

Type 96 twin-engine attack bomber (G3M): 1 (1A/ 0B)

Type I twin engine attack bomber (G4M): 12 (4A/ 8B)

Type zero reconnaissance floatplane (F1M): 8 (8A/ 0B)

Saiuun Reconnaissance Aircraft (C6N): 8 (8A/ 0B)

Type 94 reconnaissance seaplane (E7K): 4 (0A/ 4B)

Type zero reconnaissance seaplane (E13A): 3 (0A/ 3B)

Type zero transporter (L2D): 5 (3A/ 2B)

Type 93 intermediate trainers (K5Y): 181 (164A/ 17B)

Total: 389.

Among them, 289 are intact and 100 are to be repaired.

Also captured:
D3A: 7 - used as kamikaze?
K3M: 1

Source:

Taiwan Province Military Reception General Report 35~38 pages Published in 1946

Publisher: General Headquarters of the Garrison

Specifics table of some of the naval aircraft captured:

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A6M5 model 52

Equipped with engine: Sakae 21 type

Horsepower: 1030

Weight (kg): 1873

Regular weight (kg): 2686

Excess weight (kg): 2952

Maximum speed (kt): 294

Cruise speed (kt): 180

Performance (mileage): 1037

Practical upper limit (m): 11000

Load (l): 900

Fuel used: 91G

Cruise fuel cost/hour (l): 105

Lubricant load (l): 52

Bombs:

1 x 250 kg Type C

2 x 60kg

Machine guns:

2 x 20 No. 2 Type IV (270)

1 x 13 (230)

1 x 7.7 (680)

A6M6 model 53

Equipped with engine: Sakae 31 type

Horsepower: 1100

weight (kg): 2150

Regular weight (kg): 3145

Excess weight (kg): 3267

Maximum speed (kt): 294

Cruise speed (kt): 180

Performance (mileage): 1037

Practical upper limit (m): 11000

Load (l): 860

Fuel use: 91G

Cruise fuel cost/hour (l):

Lubricant load (l): 52

Bombs:

1 x 250 kg Type C

2 x 60kg

Machine gun:

2 x 20mm No. 2 Type 4 (270)

1 x 13mm (230)

J2M model 11

Equipped with engine: Mitsubishi Type 23

Same horsepower: 1350

weight (kg): 2390

Regular weight (kg): 3340

Excess weight (kg): 3867

Max speed: (kt): 342

Cruise speed (kt): 210

Performance (mileage): 825

Practical upper limit (m): 12000

Load (l): 840

Fuel use: 87G

Cruise fuel/hour (l): 165

Lubricant load (l): 60

Bombs

2 x 60kg

Machine guns:

2 x 20mm No. 1 (200)

2 x 20mm No. 2 Type 4 (490)

N1K model 11

Equipped with engine: Nakajima type 21

Same as above horsepower: 1900

weight (kg): 2710

Regular weight (kg): 3750

Excess weight (kg): 3936

Maximum speed (kt): 353

Cruise speed (kt): 250

Performance (mileage): 1668

Practical upper limit (m): 12100

Load (l): 1140

Fuel use: 91G

Cruise fuel/hour (l): 180

Lubricant load (l): 65

Bombs:

2 x 60kg

Machine guns:

4 x 20mm No. 1 (400)

J1N1 model 11

Equipped with engine: Sakae 21 type

Same as above horsepower: 1030

weight (kg): 4910

Regular weight (kg): 6950

Excess weight (kg): 7500

Maximum speed (kt): 266

Cruise speed (kt): 180

Performance (mileage): 2350

Practical upper limit (m): 9320

Load (l): 1700

Fuel use: 91G

Cruise burning fee/hour (l): 300

Lubricant load (l): 60

Bombs:

2 x 250kg

2 x 60kg

Machine guns:

4 x 20mm No. 2 Type 4 (300)

C6N model 11

Equipped with engine: Nakajima type 12

Same as above horsepower: 1800

Weight (kg): 2975

Regular weight (kg): 4500

Excess weight (kg): 5250

Maximum speed (kt): 346

Cruise speed (kt): 210

Performance (mileage): 2590

Practical upper limit (m): 11000

Load (l): 2080

Fuel use: 91G

Cruise fuel cost/hour (l): 160

Lubricant load (l): 70

Machine guns:

1 x 7.9 magazine 6 (450) (for the rear gunner)

D4Y model 33

Equipped with engine: Mitsubishi Kinsei 62

Same as above horsepower: 1300

Weight (kg): 2417

Regular weight (kg): 3750

Excess weight (kg): 4300

Maximum speed (kt): 295

Cruise speed (kt): 180

Performance (mileage): 1371

Practical upper limit (m): 7500

Load (l): 1730

Fuel use: 91G

Cruise fuel cost/hour (l): 190

Lubricant load (l): 65

Bombs:

1 x 500kg

3 x 250kg

2 x 60kg

Machine guns:

7.7mm

Forward x 2

Gunner x 1

B6N model 11

Equipped with engine: Mitsubishi Kasei 25

Same as above horsepower: 1480

Weight (kg): 3180

Regular weight (kg): 5200

Excess weight (kg): 5650

Maximum speed (kt): 272

Cruise speed (kt): 140

Performance (mile): Scouting - 2019/ Bombing- 1457

Practical upper limit (m): 10150

Load (l): 1610

Fuel use: 87G

Cruise fuel/hour (l): 180

Lubricant load (l): 78

Torpedo x 1

Bombs:

1 x 800kg

1 x 500kg

2 x 250kg

6 x 60kg

P1Y1 model 11

Equipped with engine: Nakajima type 12

Same as above horsepower: 1800

Self-weight (kg): 6650

Regular weight (kg): 7950

Excess weight (kg): 13000

Maximum speed (kt): 300

Cruise speed (kt): 200

Performance (mile): Scouting- 3390/ Bombing- 2770

Practical upper limit (m): 9400

Load capacity (l): 5570

Fuel use: 91G

Cruise fuel/hour (l): 380

Lubricant load (l): 400

Torpedo x 1

Explosive bomb

1 x 800kg

2 x 500kg

2 x 250kg

Machine bullets

Gunners x 2 20 No. 1 (240)

G4M2 model 24

Equipped with engine: Mitsubishi Type 25

Same as above horsepower: 1480

Self-weight (kg): 7000

Regular weight (kg): 9500

Overload (kg): 12500

Maximum speed (kt): 230

Cruise speed (kt): 150

Performance (mile): Scouting- 2600/ Bombing- 3300

Practical upper limit (m): 8950

Load (l): 6500

Fuel use: 87G

Cruise fuel/hour (l): 450

Lubricant load (l): 300

Torpedo x 1

Explosive bomb

1 x 800kg

4 x 250kg

12 x 60kg

Machine bullets

3 x 20 No. 1 (540)

Gunners x 4 7.7mm (1750)

E13A

Equipped with engine: Mitsubishi Kinsei 43

Same as above horsepower: 900

Self-weight (kg): 2642

Regular weight (kg): 3650

Excess weight (kg): 4000

Maximum speed (kt): 202.5

Cruise speed (kt): 140

Performance (mileage): 1521

Practical upper limit (m): 7000

Load (l): 1470

Fuel use: 91G

Cruise fuel cost/hour (l): 130

Lubricant load (l): 125

Explosive bomb

1 x 250kg

4 x 60kg

Machine bullets

1 x 7.7mm (582)

F1M

Equipped with engine: Mitsubishi Zuisey 13

Same as above horsepower: 780

Self-weight (kg): 1964

Regular weight (kg): 2550

Excess weight (kg): scouting- 2755/ Bombing?- 2855

Maximum speed (kt): 150

Cruise speed (kt): 110

Performance (mileage): 671

Practical upper limit (m): 8000

Load (l): 628

Fuel use: 91G

Cruise fuel/hour (l): 120

Lubricant load (l): 35

Explosive bomb

2 x 60kg

Machine bullets

7.7mm (1750)

Gunners x 1

Forward x 2

aerial torpedo list:

They’re type 91 type of torpedos but I have trouble translating and matching what type of type 91 torpedoes on this page.

Also some of these would be turned into N-91 type torpedos for Taiwanese torpedo boats PT-1 and PT-2.

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