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Kawanishi N1K Kyōfū
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Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden
Kawanishi N1K1-J George
Kawanishi N1K2-J George
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The Kawanishi N1K Kyōfū (強風 "strong wind", Allied reporting name "Rex") was an Imperial Japanese Navy floatplane fighter. The Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (紫電 "Violet Lightning") was an Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service land-based version of the N1K. Assigned the Allied codename "George", the N1K-J was considered by both its pilots and opponents to be one of the finest land-based fighters flown by the Japanese during World War II.

The N1K possessed a heavy armament and, unusually for a Japanese fighter, could absorb considerable battle damage. The N1K-J evenly matched the F6F Hellcat and was a better match than the A6M Zero for such aircraft as the F4U Corsair and P-51 Mustang. Despite such capability, it was produced too late and in insufficient numbers to affect the outcome of the war.

Source: Wikipedia, "Kawanishi N1K", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Aces of the Pacific: Kawanishi's N1k1-J Shiden-Kai was the IJN's best fighter of WWII. Strong, heavily armed and very maneverable, its performance suffered only from a mediocre maximum speed.

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