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Kamikazes?

That reminds me of a joke.

Q. Who was the only kamikaze pilot ever to have survived a mission?

A. Chicken Teriyaki.

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Nope! This is a little harder one.

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Ok, then how about their submarine fleet?

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If I remember well, the Zeke or Zero was considered "the most capable, carrier-based fighter in the world", at least in the earlier times of WW2:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A6M_Zero


also used, later on, for suicide attack units (Kamikaze aviators), when the Allied caught up with better equipment:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamikaze




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@Marianne: That's true but they had something else that was far more deadly and sank many ships!

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A torpedo ?

They spoke of the Kaiten, manned torpedoes, besides various other types, further an important fleet of submarines and other weapons.


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It was the "Long Lance" torpedo ! Super deadly and we never did make one as good as that deadly weapon. They were launched from Subs, Cruisers and Destroyers mainly with deadly effect! 

Japan's Super-Torpedo Was the Hypersonic Missile of WWII | The ...

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Well, as I see, I am not good in guessing, so I checked:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_95_torpedo,
basing on the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_93_torpedo
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Dear Rooster,

The Japanese had a submarine, so far advanced, like none other in the world at the time. I don't know much about it, but found this YT video...


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@Virginia: Yes they did have a couple of those and were going to use them to release gas balloons over the West Coast. Another last ditch effort to strike back at us. There was also a hint of using biological bombs on the planes.

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Rooster, sometimes I STILL just tremble a bit at all the close calls for Allied victory in that war...a miracle?

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