By Henry Sakaida
The I-400 submarine was once some of the most mammoth creations to emerge from global battle II and, in its time, it used to be the most important submarine ever equipped. At greater than four hundred toes lengthy, weighing 5,223 plenty submerged, sporting a staff of approximately two hundred and owning a number over 30,000 nautical miles, the I-400 featured state of the art eastern radar and 'stealth' expertise and carried 3 Aichi M6A Seiran assault floatplanes in a water-tight tube-like hangar outfitted onto the deck ahead of and below its giant conning tower. In mid-1944 this mystery weapon used to be tasked with attacking American towns and destroying the Panama Canal. the intense tale of this submarine is informed utilizing first-hand debts from 3 of the unique air team assigned to fly the Seirans and previous officials and team of the I-400 in addition to American naval body of workers who crewed the vessel on its dramatic ultimate voyage. hundreds and hundreds of exceptional images exhibit exterior and inner perspectives of the I-400, its hangar, airplane, armament and kit, and shape a different reference resource for lovers of worldwide battle II aviation and naval heritage.