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Type 0 Observation Seaplane

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Type 0 Observation Seaplane

No.59 零式水上観測機

Seaplane Recon Seaplane

Effects: Dive Bomber Attack+1 Anti-Air+2 Accuracy+2 Anti-Submarine+4 View Range+6

Combat Radius: 3

Scrap Value: Fuel1 Ammunition1 Bauxite2

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Refittable Class
Coastal Defense ShipDestroyer
Light CruiserTorpedo Cruiser
Heavy CruiserAviation Cruiser
BattleshipAviation Battleship
Fast BattleshipLight Carrier
Standard CarrierArmored Carrier
Seaplane TenderSubmarine Tender
SubmarineSubmarine Carrier
Repair ShipTraining Cruiser
Fleet OilerAmphibious Assault Ship



"Although being a biplane, this is a dual-seat float reconnaissance plane with outstanding maneuverability and high air-to-air capability. Its initial purpose was for fleet's gunnery spotting and reconnaissance, however its high dogfight ability even out-qualify purposely built float fighters. Being modern enough as well as being biplane, it's no doubt a masterpiece of its own class."

Codenamed "Pete" by the Allies, the Mitsubishi F1M had high air-to-air capability resulting from its crisp maneuverability (basically biplanes have better mobility than monoplanes while trading off high-speed capability) as highlighted in the description text. It seldomly served its original role of gunnery spotting, but with its high dynamics and stability it served many purposes such as ground attack, anti-sub patrol, convoy escort, and sometimes air-to-air combat. Its maneuverability equalling Type 96 fighters (which are purposely-built monoplanes), there are actually kill records of American fighters such as F4F's and even an F6F (the pilot that shot down the F6F was Officer Nobuo Fujita, the only man who succeeded to bombard the American mainland in 1942).


Buildable as of the 14th March update. Not to be confused with Type 0 Recon Seaplane. Stock equipment of Yamato, Musashi, Mizuho, and Mizuho Kai. Ranking reward in June 2013.

See Also

Mitsubishi F1M