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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Japanese 'megasub' size of a football field mapped off Hawaii coast

A Japanese World War II-era megasubmarine the length of one and a half football fields has been mapped and filmed off the coast of Hawaii, 70 years after being deliberately sunk.

Stretching nearly 130 metres in length, the I-400 Sen-Toku submarine was the largest to see action in World War II, and the largest ever built until the 1960s, but only three were ever completed, the International Business Times reports.

The submarine's hangar was so large it could hold three bombers, launched via catapult, built with the aim of attacking the US mainland.

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