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The kamikazes included not only standard aircraft but also specially designed, rocket-powered guided missiles(Ohka) and -- on the ocean -- specially designed piloted torpedoes(Kaiten).  Neither of these specialized suicide vehicles were too particularly effective due to the vulnerability of the bombers and submarines that the weapons required to allow them to be carried within range of their targets.  However whenever they were able to make a successful attack the results were spectacular.   
 
The kamikazes included not only standard aircraft but also specially designed, rocket-powered guided missiles(Ohka) and -- on the ocean -- specially designed piloted torpedoes(Kaiten).  Neither of these specialized suicide vehicles were too particularly effective due to the vulnerability of the bombers and submarines that the weapons required to allow them to be carried within range of their targets.  However whenever they were able to make a successful attack the results were spectacular.   
  
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvO4VRpTXk8|Histroy Channel's Series Dogfights episode on the Kamikaze]
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvO4VRpTXk8| History Channel's Series Dogfights episode on the Kamikaze]
  
 
== Kamikaze attacks in Science Fiction ==
 
== Kamikaze attacks in Science Fiction ==

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