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)|
|Harold Hartman, 13.12.2015|
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, 21.12.2014|
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, 28.02.2014|
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.
it launched from submarines catapult
|Geoff Stephens, 07.12.2011|
Anyone know how it was put in the water for takeoff?
McClain and Formost. Sub fired torpedo at ships. ..don dawson of ketchikan, Alaska did extensive research on this insident.
Yokosuka E14Y Glenn
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!
The ''Glen'' was famous for drop bombs in U.S mainland territory
|Frank Maguire, 06.08.2010|
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.
|don macmillan, 27.06.2010|
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.
|Mark Novak, 31.07.2009|
I disagree, it's a nice aircraft.
|jenelyn abolo, 10.01.2008|
so ugly of ur aircraft.....''''"'" an ancient style.......+=+===87FREHY^^^^
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?