Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’
by MercenaryGraphics

The Nakajima B5N (Japanese: 中島 B5N) was the standard torpedo bomber of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) for much of World War II.

While the B5N was substantially faster and more capable than its Allied counterparts, the TBD Devastator, Fairey Swordfish and Fairey Albacore, it was close to obsolescence by 1941. Nevertheless, the B5N operated throughout the whole war. In the early part of the Pacific War, flown by well-trained IJN aircrews, the B5N achieved particular successes at the battles of Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Midway, and Santa Cruz Islands.


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