Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Aichi M6A1 Seiran (Clear Sky Storm): Aichi chief engineer, Toshio Ozaki, designed the M6A1 Seiran to fulfill the requirement for a bomber that could operate exclusively from a submarine. Japanese w This Vertical Jump program is a little known multi-faceted vertical jump training program that provides trainees with all the

Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Aichi M6A1 Seiran (Clear Sky Storm): Aichi chief engineer, Toshio Ozaki, designed the M6A1 Seiran to fulfill the requirement for a bomber that could operate exclusively from a submarine. Japanese w This Vertical Jump program is a little known multi-faceted vertical jump training program that provides trainees with all the

Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":    Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartme Learn about pregnancy signs

Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay": Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartme Learn about pregnancy signs

Aichi M6A Seiran.  The new submarines and aircraft were assigned to the Japanese Imperial Navy's 1st Submarine Flotilla, comprising the two STo submarines, the I-400 and the flagship I-401, each carrying three Seirans together with two type AMs, the I-13 and I-14. The 1st Submarine Flotilla commenced training with the Seirans in January 1945, the crews gradually learning how to handle the submarines and aircraft.

Aichi M6A Seiran. The new submarines and aircraft were assigned to the Japanese Imperial Navy's 1st Submarine Flotilla, comprising the two STo submarines, the I-400 and the flagship I-401, each carrying three Seirans together with two type AMs, the I-13 and I-14. The 1st Submarine Flotilla commenced training with the Seirans in January 1945, the crews gradually learning how to handle the submarines and aircraft.

The last surviving Aichi Seiran Japanese Seaplane on display at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Museum near Washington, DC.

The last surviving Aichi Seiran Japanese Seaplane on display at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Museum near Washington, DC.

十七試攻撃機 晴嵐 M6A1 Seiran

十七試攻撃機 晴嵐 M6A1 Seiran

Aichi M6A Seiran.  The flotilla departed Japan on 23 July 1945 and proceeded towards Ulithi. However, on 16 August, the flagship I-401 received a radio message from headquarters, informing them of Japan's surrender and ordering them to return to Japan.

Aichi M6A Seiran. The flotilla departed Japan on 23 July 1945 and proceeded towards Ulithi. However, on 16 August, the flagship I-401 received a radio message from headquarters, informing them of Japan's surrender and ordering them to return to Japan.

One of my favorite images of New York, ever.

One of my favorite images of New York, ever.

Ki-45 Toryu fuselage, M6A1 Seiran, and N1K2 Shiden on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009; note wing of B-29 Enola Gay

Ki-45 Toryu fuselage, M6A1 Seiran, and N1K2 Shiden on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009; note wing of B-29 Enola Gay

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The Aichi M6A Seiran (晴嵐?, "Clear Sky Storm" or "Mist on a Fair Day") was a sub-launched attack floatplane designed for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. It was intended to operate from I-400 class submarines whose original mission was to conduct aerial attacks against the United States. The first of 8 prototype Seirans was completed in Oct 1943, commencing flight testing in November that year. Further testing was sufficiently successful for production to start in early 1944.

The Aichi M6A Seiran (晴嵐?, "Clear Sky Storm" or "Mist on a Fair Day") was a sub-launched attack floatplane designed for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. It was intended to operate from I-400 class submarines whose original mission was to conduct aerial attacks against the United States. The first of 8 prototype Seirans was completed in Oct 1943, commencing flight testing in November that year. Further testing was sufficiently successful for production to start in early 1944.

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