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'''Kamikaze''' ([[Japan|Japanese]] for "Divine Wind") refers to a kind of attack in which a pilot crashes the vehicle he is operating at high speed into an enemy ship or position. Kamikaze attacks were used by the Empire of Japan during the last phase of the [[World War II|Second World War]] as a desperation move against the numerically superior [[United States Navy]]. While these attacks were somewhat successful in destroying ships, it was not enough to stop allied efforts. The Kamikaze attacks did not only include standard aircraft but also included specially designed rocket powered guided missiles and on the ocean specially designed piloted torpedoes.
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'''Kamikaze''' ([[Japan|Japanese]] for "Divine Wind") refers to a kind of attack in which a pilot crashes the vehicle he is operating at high speed into an enemy ship or position. Kamikaze attacks were used by the Empire of Japan during the last phase of the [[World War II|Second World War]] as a desperation move against the numerically superior [[United States Navy]], and they were essentially the first guided missiles. While these attacks were somewhat successful in destroying ships, it was not enough to stop allied efforts.
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The kamikazes included not only standard aircraft but also specially designed, rocket-powered guided missiles and -- on the ocean -- specially designed piloted torpedoes.
  
 
== Kamikaze attacks in Science Fiction ==
 
== Kamikaze attacks in Science Fiction ==

Revision as of 16:04, 27 March 2013

Kamikaze (Japanese for "Divine Wind") refers to a kind of attack in which a pilot crashes the vehicle he is operating at high speed into an enemy ship or position. Kamikaze attacks were used by the Empire of Japan during the last phase of the Second World War as a desperation move against the numerically superior United States Navy, and they were essentially the first guided missiles. While these attacks were somewhat successful in destroying ships, it was not enough to stop allied efforts.

The kamikazes included not only standard aircraft but also specially designed, rocket-powered guided missiles and -- on the ocean -- specially designed piloted torpedoes.

Kamikaze attacks in Science Fiction

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