Kaiten

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Designs for a Japanese Kaiten type 1.
Designs for a Japanese Kaiten type 2.

The Kaiten (Japanese: 回天, translated "Change the World" or "Reverse Destiny") was a torpedo that was changed to become a suicide weapon, and used by the Navy of the Empire of Japan in the last months of the Second World War. It was basically a torpedo with a pilot, and it could be thrown from a submarine or a ship.

The Kaiten was not very effective. Out of more or less 100 attacks made with them, only two enemy ships were sunk.

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