The Aichi E13A, Allied code name “Jake,” was an Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) long-range reconnaissance seaplane used during WWII for maritime
patrol duties and was considered the Navy’s most important seaplane.
The Aichi E13A1 made its combat debut in 1941 and was used by the Japanese Navy until 1945.
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including a small fuel tank, minimal crew protection and limited defensive armament.
(Text courtesy of Ships of Discovery/Coastal Resources Management/CNMI Division of Historic Preservation/Flinders University Dive Guide)