Aichi M6A1 Seiran
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|AO-ran1.jpg||18751 bytes||This well-known submarine-borne aircraft now famous for the planed Panama Canal
attack was in fact not known by the Allies until the end of the war, so no Allied code
name was assigned. This "SEIRAN" was photographed at Paul Garber facility in 1990.
It is believed be one of eighteen production models built of the SEIRAN.
Photograhs taken during restoration reveal many interesting details. Exposed red paint is original standard Japanese primer coat. Exterior Green and Gray paint are also original. The ATSUTA Type 32 V-12 in-line engine is a license built Daimler-Benz DB-601. Left overall view.
|AO-ran2.jpg||16873 bytes||rear canopy detail|
|AO-ran3.jpg||15352 bytes||unknown piece - possibly trailing right wing root|
|AO-ran4.jpg||18815 bytes||unrestored wing (horiz stabilizer?)|
|AO-ran5.jpg||14812 bytes||unknown piece (airscoop region?)|
|AO-ran6.jpg||19224 bytes||unknown piece (turret?)|
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