Hiro Naval Arsenal
The Hiro Naval Arsenal (Hiro Kaigun Kōshō or Dai-Jūichi Kaigun Kōkū-shō (11th Naval Arsenal), often abbreviated as Hiroshō) at Kure (呉), Hiroshima prefecture, was a production facility for seaplanes, flying boats, and aero engines for the Imperial Japanese Navy before and during World War II. It was largely destroyed in a raid by B-29 Superfortresses on 5 May 1945.
Designed and produced:
- Hiro G2H - long-range bomber
- Hiro H1H - biplane flying boat developed from the Felixstowe F.5
- Hiro H2H - biplane flying boat developed from the Supermarine Southampton II
- Hiro H4H - flying boat
Prototypes and experimental aircraft:
- Hiro R-3 - flying boat, 1 example built
- Hiro H3H - flying boat, 1 example built
- Hiro H10H - project only, never completed
Aircraft designed by other manufacturers produced at Hiro:
- Gunston, Bill (1993). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 148.