Researchers in Hawaii find lost Japanese WWII mega-sub

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    Researchers in Hawaii find lost Japanese WWII mega-sub - CNN.com

    [​IMG]In this 1940s photo provided by PBS, U.S. Navy personnel inspect the watertight hangar of the I-400 aircraft carrier submarine
     
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    wow nice any picture please post
     
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    Yesterday I was Checked in the wiki about WW2 Ships ..It's totally amazing 74000 , 65000 Tons of AC from the Japs , and 35000+ Tons of Battle Ships by Japan US germens UK and More ..Really a worst piece of Analog machines
     
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    This will rejig the WW II nostalgia for many Japanese. Perhaps a bit of it is needed as well .. like a pill.
    I'm wondering how much the Americans benefit from the technology used in the sub, before they scuttled it.
     
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    It was an submarine aircraft carrier.

    In WW2 several nations made this type subs, only Japanese used them in large scale.

    I-400-class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Type B1 submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This submarine was scuttled by US after WW2 near Ohau. It is Type AM Submarine., and the plane is Aichi M6A1

    Type AM submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Aichi M6A - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Japanese submarine I-14 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It was Japanese Submarine I-14. Type AM submarines all though had a long range, but were less maneuverable making them easy targets, a problem which most Japanese submarines had in WW2. But had a great fire power. Type 93 Long Lance Torpedo was truly devastating.
     
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    Ten years later the most advanced technology for subs was nuclear propulsion, but the submarine-launched Regulus missile may have benefited from the I-400 design.

    First Regulus Missile Launched From A Submarine 1953 | Patriots Point News & Events

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    why is there an aircraft on top of the sub ? seems more like a destroyer than a submarine........
     
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    The forward part of the I-400 superstructure (forward of the conning tower) was the hanger for the seaplane. It's shown open in the photo in the first post.
     
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    Because it is a submarine aircraft carrier.

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    It is not I-400 submarine, it is a Type AM submarine. It is I-14.
     
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    Tell it to CNN, Sparky.
     

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