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Japan's Yokosuka E14Y reconnaissance floatplane; Navy Type 0
Allied Code Name: Glen

Design

The Yokosuka E14Y could be disassembled and stored in a watertight compartment on a submarine.

The E14Y had a wood and fabric skin.

Production

  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: K.K. Watanabe Tekkosho

Usage

Bombed United States

In 1942 a E14Y1 was launched by the I-25, submarine, and it dropped four phosphorus bombs in a forest.

Specifications

  Yokosuka E14Y1
Type Reconnaissance
Crew 2
Engine (Type) Hitachi Tempu 12
Cylinders Radial 9
Cooling Air
Net HP 340
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 36' 1"
Length 28'
Height 12' 5"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Normal load 3,197 lb
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 153 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 17,780'
Range 548 miles
Armament 1: MG
Bombs 132 lb

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site