Thursday, August 16, 2012

Japanese Imperial Navy Midget Submarine Ko Hyoteki - by U-Don`s Factory


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The Real Thing
"This is the midget submarine developed by old Japanese Imperial Navy from 1931. And Japanese navy adopted her in 1940. Her length was 23.9 meters,maximum underwater speed was 19 knots,and crews were 2 men. She was named the "Ko-Hyoteki" (It is the meaning "A-Target" in English.)as "a target for antisubmarine attack training" for counterespionage. The five "Ko-Hyoteki"were thrown into Pearl Harbour attack on December 1941. In the end, none of the "Ko-Hyoteki" Unit returned home. With the exception of Ensign Sakamaki, all 9 crew members perished. Ensign Sakamaki became a first POW of the Pacific War. "Ko-Hyoteki" had some types ,this model is the type used for the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941". - U-Don Factory


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At Pearl Harbor
"Este é o mini-submarino desenvolvido pelo antiga Marinha Imperial Japonesa, em 1931. entrou em serviço em 1940. Seu comprimento era de 23,9 metros, e sua velocidade máxima era de 19 nós. era operado por dois tripulantes. Era usado em ataques e contra-espionagem. Cinco "Ko-Hyoteki" foram lançados no ataque a Pearl Harbour em dezembro de 1941. no final, nenhum dos "Ko-Hyoteki" voltou para casa. Com exceção do marinheiro Sakamaki, todos os 9 membros destes submarinos morreram. O marinheiro Sakamaki tornou-se o primeiro prisioneiro de guerra antes do início da Guerra do Pacífico. "Ko-Hyoteki" foi fabricado em várias configurações. Este modelo é do tipo utilizado para o ataque à Pearl Harbor em 1941". - U-Don Factory


Link: Japanese.Imperial.Navy.Midget.Submarine.Ko.Hyoteki.by.U-Don`s.Factory


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