Suicide-Attack Motorboat "Maru-Re"

Introduced Year : 1944
Weight : 0.83 ton
Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.8 m
Speed (max) : 20-24 knots
Engine : Gasoline Engine 70PS
Crews : 1 man
Production Qty : 5,000

Maru-Re is the motorboat loading a 250kg explosive charge. It was possible to drop a charge near an enemy ship and return, but the most crews selected to crash against an enemy ship. In Jan., 1945, Maru-Re first saw action and sunk several US vessels in the Gulf of Lingayen, Philippines.