Type 99 Dive Bomber
|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Light Carrier||Standard Carrier|
|Armored Carrier||Seaplane Tender|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Submarine Tender||Fleet Oiler|
|Repair Ship||Amphibious Assault Ship|
This carrier-based dive bomber is known by the code name 'Val' to the Allies, while the Japanese Navy terms it the 'Navy Type 99 Carrier Bomber Model 11'. In service since 1939, it is easily recognizable through its fixed landing gear. It is a highly maneuverable and stable airplane; indeed, it is so agile that it can serve as a dog-fighter if need be. It is very popular with the pilots of the Kidou Butai, and in training they have achieved dive-bombing accuracy statistics exceeding 80%.
Development requires at least 10 , 10 , 10 , 20 , with Bauxite as primary resource for a drop rate of 10% or Ammo as primary resource for a drop rate of 7%. Isolated reports exist of successful development with Fuel/Steel as primary resource, but the probability is only approximately 0.1%.
Type 99 bombers sank more Allied warships than any other Axis aircraft despite being considered obsolescent when the war started.
- Also known as D3A1