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CdnSpits
12-12-2004, 12:49 PM
Does anyone know what Sentai, Hikotai, Daitai and Chutai mean regarding Japanese squadron types. They must mean fighter squadrons, bomber squadrons, etc....what goes with what?

Is Hikotai a fighter squadron????

Can anyone help...

Thanks in advance.

CdnSpits
12-12-2004, 12:49 PM
Does anyone know what Sentai, Hikotai, Daitai and Chutai mean regarding Japanese squadron types. They must mean fighter squadrons, bomber squadrons, etc....what goes with what?

Is Hikotai a fighter squadron????

Can anyone help...

Thanks in advance.

Stiglr
12-12-2004, 02:05 PM
This page (http://www.marksindex.com/japaneseaviation/jaafstructure.html) makes it pretty clear:

Shotai: Flight of 3 (German Rotte equivalent)
Chutai: Squadron of 15 planes (German Staffel equivalent; US/Brit Squadron equiv)
Sentai: Squadron/Combat Group (3 x Chutai)German Gruppe equivalent/US/Brit Group equivalent

Higher level organizations
Daitai: Battalion
Rentai: Regiment

Hiko: flying