The Mitsubishi A5M (Formal Japanese Navy designation Mitsubishi Navy Type 96 Carrier-based Fighter (九六式艦上戦闘機)) was the winner of the Navy Experimental 9-Shi Carrier Fighter competition, for which Mitsubishi entered their design with company designation Mitsubishi Ka-14, which proved superior to the Nakajima PA-Kai. It was a carrier-based fighter aircraft and the world's first monoplane shipboard fighter to enter service and the direct predecessor of the famous Mitsubishi A6M "Zero". The Allied reporting name was Claude.
- ↑ Mikesh and Abe 1990, p.173.
- ↑ Mikesh and Abe 1990, p.234.
- ↑ "Mitsubishi A5M4 (Claude)." militaryfactory.com. Retrieved: 12 December 2017.
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