Aichi M6A1 Seiran (Clear Sky Storm)

Green bomber with red roundels on the wings and twin floats in place of wheels, seen from above
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Aichi chief engineer, Toshio Ozaki, designed the M6A1 Seiran to fulfill the requirement for a bomber that could operate exclusively from a submarine. Japanese war planners devised the idea as a means for striking directly at the United States mainland and other important strategic targets. This M6A1 was the last airframe built and the only surviving example of the Seiran in the world.

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Eric Long

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Aircraft; Aviation; Fighters; Military; Naval Aviation; World War II

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