Aircraft Photo of Aichi M6A1 Seiran | Japan - Navy | #165
Registration / Serial:
Aircraft Original Type:Aichi M6A1 Seiran
Aircraft Generic Type:Aichi M6A1 Seiran
Aircraft Version:Aichi M6A1 Seiran
C/n (msn):1600228
Operator / Titles:Japan - Navy
Local Operator Name:海上自衛隊
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 Jong
Photo ID: 165
Photo Comment

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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