Author Topic: Ko-Hyoteki-Ko-gata/type A "M24" midget sub attack on Sydney Harbour  (Read 3356 times)

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Offline Pepper-mint

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Hi Gents,

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"In May and June 1942 the war was brought home to Australians on the east coast when the Japanese attacked Sydney Harbour from the sea.

In the late afternoon of 31 May 1942 three Japanese submarines, I-22, I-24 and I-27, sitting about seven nautical miles (13 kilometres) out from Sydney Harbour, each launched a Type A midget submarine for an attack on shipping in Sydney Harbour. The night before, I-24 had launched a small floatplane that flew over the harbour, its crew spotting a prize target
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very interesting. The info and the subs!
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Indeed they are :) !

The most known Jap. midgets "Ko-Hyoteki" type A are from Pearl Harbour's attack...

I chose Australia/Sidney attack, the configuration of the sub is (in my opinion) more interesting... The net cutters are agressiv and they remind me the "Nautilus" from Jules V.

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1 : Pearl H. (Chris Wauchop)
2 : Sidney H. (Peter Vill)
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Ahh, good to see the Vill-meister's work (Pete Vill). He does some great subs and awesome aircraft.
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Another beauty, another masterpiece! You seem to have completed your collection of midgets now. Painting is superlative, you've really caught the essence of the kaiten.
Well done!

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Thanks!
But I still have MANY more midget subs to build... lots of MikroMir 1/35 kits in my stash <shudder>, and hopefully will find some more FineMolds kits.
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