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G4M1 aircraft in flight, date unknown

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Added Date 29 Feb 2008

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
6 Oct 2011 12:00:01 PM

Mitsubishi G4M1s "Betty Bombers" taking a guess aircraft are assigned to the 705th Kokutai, I'm going by the tail number 321
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Oct 2011 08:03:33 PM


G4M1 was a twin-engined long-range bomber
butit did have a problem with it bomb bay doors, believe it or not, the doors were
non-functional in flight.
Most crews took them off, when going on bombing missions, for reconnaissance missions the doors were installed, I guess this must have added a few knots of airspeed for such missions, Number 321 has the doors removed.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
19 Nov 2011 01:57:26 PM


Japan lost 182 Mitsubishi G3M2 "Nell" and
G4M1 "Betty" bombers out of the available
240 in the first ninety days of the Pacific war. Japanese industry was hard pressed to replace the losses, not to mention the loss of trained crews.

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