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Mitsubishi G4M "Betty"

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Mitsubishi G4M "Betty"

  • Nation: Japan
  • Type: Medium Bomber
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1941-1945
  • Range: 2,935 miles
  • Airspeed: 270 mph
  • Crew: 7
  • Payload: 1,765 pounds of bombs or torpedoes
  • Power plant: 2× Mitsubishi Kasei 25 radial engines, 1,850 hp each
  • Notes: One of the most common bombers flown by the Japanese, the G4M was used in both strategic bombing and anti-shipping roles. Due to its poorly protected fuel tanks, the G4M was mockingly referred to as the "Flying Zippo" and "One-Shot Lighter" by Allied fighter pilots.
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