I-400 Japan's Secret Aircraft-Carrying Strike Submarine - by Henry Sakaida

By Henry Sakaida

Whereas a lot has been written in regards to the German U-boats of global conflict II, almost not anything has been coming near near at the jap 'I-boats'. The I-400 'super submarine' was once the most gigantic creations to emerge from the second one international battle and in its time it used to be the most important submarine ever outfitted. It used to be thought of to were one among Japan's such a lot mystery guns - certainly the Allies remained ignorant of its lifestyles till it surrendered in past due August 1945. At greater than four hundred toes long,weighing 5,700 lots, sporting a team of two hundred and owning a number over 50,000 miles, the I-400 carried 3 Seiran assault floatplanes in a hangar outfitted directly to its deck prior to the big conning tower. The Imperial jap military tasked the I-400 with a mystery undertaking to assault American towns and to ruin the Panama Canal. This publication is the results of a long time of meticulous research.The authors have traced and interviewed 3 of the unique six pilots slated to fly the Seirans on their unsafe missions. they've got published - for the 1st time - the tale their airplane being painted in pretend US markings for his or her ultimate undertaking. the tale is additionally instructed utilizing first-hand debts from former officials and team of the I-400 and people American naval body of workers who 'crewed' the vessel on its ultimate voyage. The e-book comprises enormous quantities of fantastic photos, many formerly unpublished, exhibiting the I-400 from either inside and outside in addition to its hangars and airplane.

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3 j The documents covering German diplomatic and commercial relations with Roumania are not available. This section of the Report is therefore based principally upon Hungary and intelligence and deductions from intelligence. [30934] E feliuwMirltU i •hWooifiEQ \u25a0* 26 of Europe continuing to consume oil at a rate in excess of her pre-war require­ in a continent where there was a universal famine of oil for non-military purposes. 5. The third objective, to obtain the lion's share of exports, was consider­ ably easier to attain, and especially as Germany was able to apply pressure on Roumania from more than one direction.

Although the Balkan transport system was never called upon to carry the quantities of oil contemplated, the ultimate success of German plans for the conquest of the Caucasus might have resulted in these routes having to cope with greatly increased oil shipments. Pipelines. 26. The manifold advantages obtained by the Allies by the use of pipelines for oil transport draw attention to the comparative neglect by the Germans of this form of transport. given no unanimous 27. The Germans themselves have nor particularly " 10 has stated that source( ) pipelines reason for this.

The quantity of oil captured was not less than 1\ million tons and total the may have amounted to as much as 2 million tons. Over 1J million tons consisted of gasoline and diesel oil. 30. A precise calculation of the disposition of this booty is not possible. Some of it was consumed by the German forces in the course of their operations. Nearly half a million tons were placed at the disposal of transport services and industry in France, and quantities had likewise to be apportioned to the other occupied countries to maintain the civileconomy.

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