Japanese aircraft-carrying submarine I-400 after being taken prisoner

submarine I-400

The photo shows the head submarine of the series I-400 the day after the surrender to the Americans.
Japanese submarines of the I-400 series were the largest submarines before the appearance of atomic submarines. The design was started by Admiral Yamamoto, who needed a submarine aircraft carrier capable of carrying seaplanes armed with an 800-kilogram bomb or air-torpedo. The aircraft was Aichi M6A “Seiran” (Mountain haze). Of the 18 U-400 submarines planned to be built, 3 were completed, but they also did not take part in the fighting.

 

 

Location: Japan
Date: August 28, 1945

In : 1945

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