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Jake Sea Plane is one of the Japanese single engine airplanes that sank near one of the islands of Koror, Palau.
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The Jake Sea Plane is a Japanese Aichi E13A1-1 Navy Floatplane, built in 1941. It is a long range and high speed reconnaissance seaplane. It is a 3-seat, single engine, twin float with 15 hr maximum endurance and a range of 1,128 nautical miles. Its primary role was bombing missions against land and shipping targets, but also air-sea rescues, staff transport and kamikaze sorties. The plane was destroyed in 1944 and remains up till today upright and mostly intact at the ocean floor.
A single 250kg bomb or four 60kg bombs or depth charges. You can find radios, ammunition and a small bomb inside the cockpit to the right of the aft seat. Crocodile fish, Batfish, Octopus, Cuttlefish, whitecap Shrimp & Nudi branchs. Surrounding shallow patch reef – Sponges, Staghorn Lettuce, Brain, & Table corals, small sea Whips and colorful juvenile tropical fish.
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