Manufacturer: Aichi

Model: AM-18

Name: none

Type: Reconnaissance



Country: Japan

Service: Imperial Japanese Army / Navy

Designation: unknown


The Aichi AM-18 was a real aircraft, a reconnaissance floatplane prototype evaluated by the Japanese Navy as the E12A but rejected (see image below right). Eventually the improved AM-19 was accepted, produced and operated with great success as the E13A1 ("Jake").

The AM-18, however, seemed to me a very good, clean design and inspired me to consider what a landplane variant might have looked like. Not a lot of work here, just removing the floats and tail stabilizer, but the result is really a neat-looking plane.

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