The Yokosuka E14Y1 was built to a total of 126 as the Navy Type 0 Small Reconnaissance Seaplane. Used aboard ocean-going submarines of the Japanese fleet, these aircraft made some notable flights: one from the submarine 1-7 made a post-attack assessment of damage at Pearl Harbor, and that carried by 7-25 was the only heavier-than-air craft to drop bombs on the USA during World War II.
| ENGINE||1 x Hitachi "Tempu-12", 255kW|
| Take-off weight||1450 kg||3197 lb|
| Empty weight||1119 kg||2467 lb|
| Wingspan||11.0 m||36 ft 1 in|
| Length||8.54 m||28 ft 0 in|
| Height||3.8 m||12 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||19.0 m2||204.51 sq ft|
| Max. speed||245 km/h||152 mph|
| Cruise speed||165 km/h||103 mph|
| Ceiling||5420 m||17800 ft|
| Range||880 km||547 miles|
| ARMAMENT||7.7mm machine-guns, 60kg of bombs|
|A three-view drawing (752 x 1127)|
|Max Dosser, e-mail, 10.06.2021 09:17|
After dropping the bomb on the U.S.A, the "Glenn" piloted by Noburo Fujita returned to its mother submarine I 25 which proceeded back to the east coast of Australia, sailing down the coast and around Tasmania to King Island in Bass Strait where the plane was launched. Fujita flew towards to Cape Otway by-passing Geelong in low cloud. shortly after he came down out of the cloud and found himself right over the R.A.A.F Laverton airbase where gunnery drill was in progress. The officer in charge sent up 3 Wirraway fighters and phoned H.Q in Melbourne to get permission to open fire. Fujita went straight back to the cloud cover until he reached the town of St Kilda on the east coast. coming down he observed 3 warships heading for Port Melbourne and the farmland further towards Frankston. He continued over Point Shank lighthouse which was unmanned and returned to the I 25.
He visited the areas when he was nearing his 90's.
I don't think the Officer at Laverton had a bright promotion future.
|Harold Hartman, e-mail, 13.12.2015 22:59|
Glen aircraft housed on an I-25 submarine water tight hanger in deck, crew had 6 minutes to uncover and unfold wings, then it was set on the ocean surface by a crane ( I had hoped they prepared it and then sub drove leaving it on the surface) actually they did as above and then reversed for retrieval. Operations manual(retrieved from a captured I-25) lists a time frame of "6 minutes" for preparation. My copy of the manual was provided by Smithsonian archivist. It does not include a set of plans and /or specifications to build from. Anybody have access to or know where I might obtain a set of plans. e have good pictures and a model that we are working to develop construction documents. Please e-mail with any help you ight provide. Thanks
|R Yaussy, e-mail, 21.12.2014 19:48|
Looking for information on a japanese air craft that crashed in the Los Angeles area around 1942 which carried 7.7X56R ammo
|Dave Smith 55th, e-mail, 28.02.2014 01:11|
An article by Norm Goyer describes the only bombing of American mainland in WW11. 9 Sept.'42 a " Glen" from an i25 sub. off the coast of Oregon dropped 2 incendiary bombs on the forest at Brookings. Due to mist & rain, the wood was too wet to ignite.
|y.k, 08.12.2011 16:37|
it launched from submarines catapult
aerospaceweb.org /question /history /q0118.shtml
|Geoff Stephens, e-mail, 07.12.2011 03:05|
Anyone know how it was put in the water for takeoff?
|zhuma, 21.06.2011 05:14|
McClain and Formost. Sub fired torpedo at ships. ..don dawson of ketchikan, Alaska did extensive research on this insident.
|Klaatu83, e-mail, 04.03.2011 21:56|
One of the very few airplanes ever developed specifically for operation from submarines. Not the best aircraft ever developed but, under the circumstances, it was really quite remarkable!
|DebtMan, e-mail, 01.10.2010 07:08|
The ''Glen'' was famous for drop bombs in U.S mainland territory
|don macmillan, e-mail, 27.06.2010 22:41|
This a /c may have been seen during ww2 flying near army airforce base Annette Island. The mother submarine was sighted, bombed by planes from the base. Not sure of sinking. After war, Japan said no subs in that area. Two small ships sighted the sub, Coast Guard vessels, McClain and Formost. Sub fired torpedo at ships. ..don dawson of ketchikan, Alaska did extensive research on this insident.
|Frank Maguire, e-mail, 06.08.2010 03:26|
I'd like to see a photo of this plane with the wings and tail folded for storage on the submarine, and of the sub too.
|Mark Novak, 31.07.2009 19:40|
I disagree, it's a nice aircraft.
|jenelyn abolo, e-mail, 10.01.2008 10:36|
so ugly of ur aircraft.....''''"'" an ancient style.......+=+===87FREHY^^^^
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