During World War Two the Imperial Japanese Navy had a penchant for adding aircraft to anything that floated. Battleships and a heavy cruiser were converted to hybrid carriers and even a series of submarines were designed to carry aircraft. Frank Halbe from Germany decided that these were not exotic enough for him, so he scratch-built something even odder. This is Frank's 1:700 scale scratch-built seaplane carrying oiler, the Hayasui.

Hayasui1fh.jpg (50918 bytes) Hayasui2fh.jpg (62179 bytes) Hayasui3fh.jpg (51755 bytes)
Hayasui8.jpg (73521 bytes) Hayasui15.jpg (60734 bytes) Hayasui5fh.jpg (79530 bytes)