Wargaming is happy to announce that the warplanes from the Japanese Imperial Air Service will soon take to the skies!
The carrier-based fighter class will become the first available branch of warplanes for the Japanese line of warbirds, and will include a number of iconic warplanes. Players will be able to get behind the cockpit of the legendary Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero, a plane that proved vital to Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater. Other warplanes include the Nakajima Type 91, the twin-boom Mitsubishi J4M1 Senden interceptor fighter, as well as the Kyushu J7W1, J7W2 and J7W3, three canard configuration prototypes that never saw combat.
Japanese World War II warplanes gained a fearsome reputation amongst Western nations, namely due to their combination of speed and power. Their exceptional horizontal maneuverability made them extremely nimble in combat, while their impressive array of armaments made them deadly in any engagement. Japanese warbirds also typically benefitted from increased field of vision, which gave pilots ample views around their aircraft.