(ORDO NEWS) — Marine archaeologists have developed a special revolutionary technology of virtual reality, with which you can get full access to the Japanese submarine. She sank near the northern regions of Australia when she was on another secret mission.
Underwater minelayer No. 52, later renamed I-124, was operated by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The submarine was sunk in 1942 by Allied forces.
This caused the death of 80 people who were on board. With its help, mines were installed in the ocean. Also, the submarine was used to effectively support the army when it tried to invade the territory of the Philippines.
Diving near the place where the submarine sank is not allowed, so virtual reality technology is the only way to explore this historically important site.
John McCarthy from Flinders University said that some time ago he managed to map the ship. To do this, the specialists used modern equipment, which involves remote sensing. Archaeological studies have shown that in fact the ship is in a very good condition. Minor damage is present only on the outer case.
Dr. McCarthy notes that with the help of truly advanced virtual technologies, it is now possible to easily study any sunken ships, as well as previously flooded landscapes, which are almost impossible to access.
Since the sinking of I-124, the ship has been the subject of much controversy. During the Second World War, many said that the crew remained alive for some time even after the submarine was at the bottom of the ocean.
Inside her body, allegedly, one could even hear movement. It was this vessel that many believe provided the decisive breakthrough for the Japanese allies after US Navy divers were able to get into the wreck and retrieve the naval codebooks.
After some time, this statement was completely refuted by other experts. Marine archaeologists said that divers could not enter the wreckage, because they could die due to the destruction of their ships by the Axis countries.
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