Pearl Harbor
Japan in WW2
Military Equipment

What type of planes were used to bomb Pearl Harbor?

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05/12/2010

First group consisted of 90 Nakijima B5N "Kate" bombers. 50 were armed with armour piercing bombs, and 40 were armed with torpedoes.

Second group consisted of 54 Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers, armed with general purpose freefall bombs.

Third group consisted of 45 Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighters, who were tasked with maintaining air superiority and strafing airfields with their guns.