Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

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Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

Postby Jerba » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:06 pm

Apparently the text I copied and pasted is creating the problem...

The images above are of the WWII Japanese Samurai Subs that were top secret and going to go into service had the war gone on. The goal was to send a fleet of these to bomb the mainland US. However, with the conclusion of the war they were captured by the US and taken to Pearl Harbor. When the Soviets found out that the US had them they requested to analyze them too. Instead of handing them to the Soviets the US Navy sunk them off the coast of Hawaii. National Geographic Channel is doing a story on them as they have now been found at the bottom of the ocean.

Sorry it took so much work to get this posted.

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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

Postby Kaffis » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:01 pm

That is quite cool.

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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

Postby Grant » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:38 pm

Pretty cool.

Is this in an issue of National Geographic as well? If so, I might hafta go and check out that issue.

Wonder how long it would take to assemble the wings though?

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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

Postby Modhail » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:55 pm

I don't think they need to assemble the wings. The images aren't too detailed, but it seems like the folding wing type similar to what the Americans used on the Grumman Avenger:
http://www.cmjstealth.com/more/2004%20EAA%20Arlington%20Fly%20in/page3.htm
I think that fitting the floats would take more time.

I wonder how they handle retrieval though... Land them on the water, then pick them from the drink with a crane, maybe?

This is where the idea for the British carrier sub in the PC game came from. :geek:

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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

Postby Jerba » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:23 am

Yes, the are folding wings and can deploy fairly rapidly I believe like an Avenger.

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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

Postby Thom » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:09 am

Somewhere around here I did a thread on sub carriers. The Japanese only managed to send out a few, one sunk in/near Pearl Harbor (Recently recovered) and one was believed sunk in San Francisco Bay, they only carried two planes each. There were further generations planned but I don't think any more were actually made. Other nations experimented with them but no one ever really invested enough effort to perfected the concept.
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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

Postby Thom » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:39 am

Where is that image from? I would love to read the story that goes with it!
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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

Postby captnmartin » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:20 am

Thom wroteColonWhere is that image from? I would love to read the story that goes with it!


It's from crackpots are us:
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread275833/pg1


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