Operation Pelikan (German: Unternehmen Pelikan), also known as Projekt 14, was a German plan for crippling the Panama Canal during World War II. In the fall of 1943 preparations had been completed to haul two Ju-87 Stukas with folding wings on two U-boats to an unnamed Colombian island near the coast of Panama, reassemble the planes, arm them with "special bombs," and then attack the Gatun Dam. After completing the mission, the pilots would fly to a neutral country and seek internment. However, the plan, for unknown reasons, was called off at the last minute. Most of these types of plans involved acts of sabotage using agents in place and/or landed by U-boat.