Aircraft Photo of Aichi M6A1 Seiran | Japan - Navy | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:
Aircraft Original Type:Aichi M6A1 Seiran
Aircraft Generic Type:Aichi M6A1 Seiran
Aircraft Version:Aichi M6A1 Seiran
Operator / Titles:Japan - Navy
C/n (msn):1600228
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:1 May 2016
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID: 165
Photographer's Remark

The M6A1 Seiran was designed to emerge from large I-400 class submarines to bomb the locks in the Panama Canal. It never happened. This one received US Navy tail number 47 after capture. Note the Nakajima Kikka jet fighter, inspired by the Me 262, in the background.

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