Kawanishi

The Kawanishi Engineering Works was founded in Hyogo prejecture, Japan, in 1920 and quickly began designing and manufacturing seaplanes.  During World War II, the company became known for its seaplanes and flying boats and for one outstanding land-based fighter plane, the N1K1-J/N1K2-J.  After the war, the company continued making seaplanes for Japan’s self-defense forces. 

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