In 1935 Engineer Akegawa started designing the Nakajima Aerial Transport No. 1 (AT-1) which was based on the Douglas DC-2. By 1936, after design modifications it became the Nakajima AT-2.
The AT-2 prototype first flew on September 12, 1936 at Ojima Airfield.
Was used by both the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy for transporting passengers.