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A formation of G4M bombers in flight, date unknown

Caption   A formation of G4M bombers in flight, date unknown ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 1 Nov 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Oct 2011 04:03:06 PM

Formation of G4M1s of an unidentified Kokutai
note that the bomb bay doors have been removed. Crews did this because the doors failed to open or close during a mission,
later model Betty bombers had improved bomb bay doors.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Oct 2011 09:52:29 PM

PROBLEM WITH "BETTY"

The Betty did have a problem with its bomb bay doors, believe it or not, they were
non-fuctional in flight, so most of the crews left them off.
For reconnaissance missions, ferry flights they were installed, I can imagine without the doors on it must have been cold and windy, and created a lot of drag.

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