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NemesisStar #1 Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:42 AM

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Kawanishii H8K

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Japanese Type 2 "Boat plane"Posted Image H8K was Designed by Shizou Kikuhara for the Japanese Imperial Navy as a Long range Patrol Aircraft, The H8K is largely considered to be the best flying boat of the 2nd World war. Seeing service in the Pacific war until its end in 1945, the H8K was most Notably flown in "Operation K" or the failed 2nd attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii ( resulting in no damage or casualties) flown by an H8k3.

General Characteristics (Source: Wikipedia)
Crew: 10
Length: 28.15 m (92 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 38.00 m (124 ft 8 in)
Height: 9.15 m (30 ft)
Wing area: 160 m² (1,721 ft²)
Empty weight: 18,380 kg (40,436 lb)
Loaded weight: 24,500 kg (53,900 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 32,500 kg (71,500 lb)
Power plant: 4 × Mitsubishi Kasei 22 radial engines, 1,380 kW (1,850 hp) each

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A wreck dive:

Edited by NemesisStar, 07 June 2012 - 11:57 AM.

Only the weak die, the rest of us go to Cuba to chill with Tupac,Elvis,Kurt and Micheal. 


Mobius118 #2 Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

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The Emily is neat for sure, but i would think the Sunderland or Catalina would be  higher on my list. Totally forgot the Mars or the mariner

Edited by Mobius118, 05 June 2012 - 11:16 AM.

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wrencher232 #3 Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

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I really like this plane. Catalinas and Sunderlands are way smaller.

NemesisStar #4 Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:58 PM

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The H8K was huge :)

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NemesisStar #5 Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:54 AM

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Fixed the video source

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