Aichi S1A

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The Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Light) was a Japanese night fighter, supposed to replace the Nakajima J1N1-S Gekkou (Irving), used during the Second World War. It was going to have radar to counter air raids. Constructing time increased while trying to eliminate design problems, and the aircraft was not completed before the war ended. Two prototypes were constructed in 1945, but the project was cancelled after the prototypes were destroyed during bomb attacks.[1]

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  1. Francillon, Ph.D., René J. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-370-30251-6, p. 296.