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Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby greenman407 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:09 pm

Here is a video from National Geographic on Youtube about the Japanese efforts in the latter days of ww2.. They came up with the I-201 Sentaka class. Faster and more endurance than the German type 21, it was ahead of its time. Unfortunately it was studied and then sunk to keep the Russians from getting a look at it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ok_xl8hRi4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncsj1tZHsi4
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Re: Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby greenman407 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:18 pm

Here are some more Japanese subs

Image Open hanger during inspection after surrender.

Image Why arnt they smiling?!

Image Float plane used on I-400s

Image Model of I-400

Image Two man suicide sub washed up on beach on Sept, 7th 1941

Image Excellent colorized photo
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Re: Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby gantu » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:59 pm

I do have original planset of the I-201 Sentaka class.
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Re: Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:14 pm

gantu wrote:I do have original planset of the I-201 Sentaka class.



That does not surprise me. :mrgreen: I caught the tail end of a National Geographic show about looking for the I-401 and sitting very close to the wreck was a I-201. Very fast boat. Interesting to me was how the deck guns went below the deck level for submerged running.
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Re: Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby Bigdave » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:33 pm

I saw the same show Don.
The I-201 did look like a cool boat. 8)
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Re: Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby greenman407 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:25 pm

I just want to know how long before you start on one and post pictures!
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Re: Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:41 pm

Bigdave wrote:The stranger it is the more I like it!!
Do you think there is something wrong with me!! :shock: :mrgreen: :lol: :oops: BD.


I'm not answering that one Dave. It would be a bad case of the pot calling the kettle black!
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Re: Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby gantu » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:44 pm

Hi bigdave,

what you think about a project with some guy´s?

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Re: Japanese super subs of WW2

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:55 am

Here are a few more that I missed.

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