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Type 96 Fighter

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No.19 九六式艦戦
GreenPlane.png Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft
Effects: AA+3 Evasion+1
Combat Radius: 3 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 3)
Scrap value: Fuel 1 Ammo 1 Bauxite 1 (Buildable)

Equipment Card Type 96 Fighter.png

Equipment Character Type 96 Fighter.png

Equipment Item Type 96 Fighter.png

Equipment Full Type 96 Fighter.png

Refittable Class
Coastal Defense Ship Destroyer
Light Cruiser Torpedo Cruiser
Heavy Cruiser Training Cruiser
Aviation Cruiser Fast Battleship
Battleship Aviation Battleship
Light Carrier Standard Aircraft Carrier
Armored Carrier Seaplane Tender
Submarine Aircraft Carrying Submarine
Submarine Tender Fleet Oiler
Repair Ship Amphibious Assault Ship



This is an obsolete carrier-based fighter.
It is an old machine that was in operational service before the Zero-fighter, and boasts a history of exemplary aerial combat performance.
With standard armaments and cruising capacity, its speed is now second class, but it is still possible to utilize this aircraft in a dogfight.


FightersFighterNight Fighter/Night Fighter are one of the main types of plane used by CV(B/L). Their main role is to bring Air Power during the 1st Aerial Stage, with their "Fighter Power" Anti-Air stat being the most important factor in this regard. Fighters are additionally needed for Aircraft Carrier Cut-Ins (CVCI) during the day Shelling.


How To Obtain


Stock equipment of: HiyouHiyou, JunyouJunyou, RyuujouRyuujou

From quest: B119 (x3, choice)

From limited-time quest: 2312 C1 (x3, choice)


Used to improve: Type 96 FighterType 96 Fighter, Type 96 Land-based Attack AircraftType 96 Land-based Attack Aircraft, F4F-3F4F-3, Type 1 Fighter Hayabusa Model IIType 1 Fighter Hayabusa Model II, SkuaSkua, Spitfire Mk.ISpitfire Mk.I, O Type Observation Autogyro KaiO Type Observation Autogyro Kai

Used by quest: Fm1, Fq1, F37, F48, Fq5, Fq9

Updates History

  • 2013-04-23: Implemented with initial game release
  • 2015-11-18: Proficiency gain updated to be possible like other planes
  • 2016-06-30: Became improvable and upgradeable to Type 0 Fighter Model 21Type 0 Fighter Model 21
  • 2017-03-17: Card CG updated
  • 2018-11-29: Stats increased: Anti-Air+2 Evasion+0 → Anti-Air+3 Evasion+1
  • 2019-08-08: Visible bonuses added
  • 2020-03-27: Visible bonuses increased
  • 2021-10-15: Upgrade target changed to Type 96 Fighter KaiType 96 Fighter Kai

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
Kasuga MaruKasuga Maru
Yawata MaruYawata Maru
+2 +1 +3 +1 [1]
HoushouHoushou +2 +3 +2 +3 [2]
Other CVL +1 +1
  1. Firepower+1 Anti-Submarine Warfare+2 prior to 2020-03-27
  2. Firepower+1 Anti-Air+1 Anti-Submarine Warfare+1 Evasion+2 prior to 2020-03-27


GreenPlane.png Type 96 Fighter

Improvement Conversion
★ Improvement
0~5 6~9
Equipment Card Type 96 Fighter Kai.png
Type 96 Fighter Kai
Development material Consumed 1/3 2/4 3/6
Improvement material Consumed 1/2 1/3 2/4
Equipment Card Type 96 Fighter.png Equipment Card 7.7mm Machine Gun.png Equipment Card Type 96 Fighter.pngx2
- -
Resources Fuel70 Ammunition50 Steel0 Bauxite170
Ship Helper Conversion
Ship Banner Houshou.png
Equipment Card Type 96 Fighter Kai.png
Type 96 Fighter Kai
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Ship Banner Houshou Kai Ni.png
Houshou Kai Ni/Sen
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Improvement Improved effects
Fighter 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★ 8★ 9★ Max★
Anti-Air 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0

Historical Information

The predecessor of the infamous Mitsubishi A6M Zero, the Mitsubishi A5M (Type 96 Carrier-based fighter, Allied reporting name "Claude") was the world's first ship-based monoplane fighter.

Developed by a team led by Jiro Horikoshi (who would go on to head development of the A6M and A7M) to the 1934 9-shi specification for an advanced fighter plane, the Mitsubishi Ka-14 competed with Nakajima's prototype. The first prototype which flew in February 1935, was an all-metal-airframe low-wing fighter using an inverted gull wing and fixed undercarriage powered by Nakajima's 600 hp Kotobuki 5 engine.

Requirements of the Type 9 specification were a top speed of 350 km/h at 3,000 m with the capability of climbing to 5,000 m in 6.5 min, and the Ka-14's performance greatly surpassed all requirements, with a maximum speed of 450 km/h while being quite maneuverable. An aerodynamically revised design with conventional wings was ordered into production as the Mitsubishi A5M.

It was introduced in 1936 and entered service in early 1937 as the A5M1 armed with twin 7.7 mm machine guns, soon facing combat at the start of the second Sino-Japanese war. Contemporary opponents such as the Boeing P-26C ("Peashooters") and the Curtiss Hawk Ⅲ, were poorly matched against the A5M, which proved effective and resistant to damage. A5Ms also served as escorts for the Mitsubishi G3M bombers.

Mitsubishi's development team continued to improve the A5M up to the final A5M4, with improvements such as a more powerful engine, additional drop fuel tank, and closed cockpits. Altogether 1,083 A5Ms were manufactured by Mitsubishi, Watanabe, and Naval Ohmura Arsenal, including 103 two-seat trainers.

The A5M series continued in service after 1941, but had been replaced by the A6M as the standard fighter of first-line carriers. The last battle of the A5Ms as fighters was the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. As World War II came to a close, most remaining A5Ms were repurposed as kamikaze aircraft.

See Also

Mitsubishi A5M