Yokosuka E14Y Glenn


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Yokosuka E14Y Glenn

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.

Yokosuka E14Y Glenn

 ENGINE1 x Hitachi "Tempu-12", 255kW
  Take-off weight1450 kg3197 lb
  Empty weight1119 kg2467 lb
  Wingspan11.0 m36 ft 1 in
  Length8.54 m28 ft 0 in
  Height3.8 m12 ft 6 in
  Wing area19.0 m2204.51 sq ft
  Max. speed245 km/h152 mph
  Cruise speed165 km/h103 mph
  Ceiling5420 m17800 ft
  Range880 km547 miles
 ARMAMENT7.7mm machine-guns, 60kg of bombs

Yokosuka E14Y GlennA three-view drawing (752 x 1127)

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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