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I seriously doubt Tamiya will issue any other versions of the G4M or any other twin-engine types for ... on Lt. Takai's G4M but its unit number was "16" so possibly this number or "316" was carried on the tail. External differences also included increased nose glazing, flush side gun positions instead of blisters, and rounded tips of wings and tail surfaces. Mountains, 5. Mitsubishi G4M - Mitsubishi G4M - The Mitsubishi G4M (long designation: Mitsubishi Navy Type 1 attack bomber: Isshiki rikujō kōgeki ki, Isshikirikkō) was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. To get this range, the Betty, like most Japanese planes of the period, had no armor or protection. [2][3] The aircraft is also known for being the mothership that carried the Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, a purpose-built anti-ship suicide weapon during the final years of the war. The Allies gave the G4M the reporting name Betty. Finally, through the kindness, sharing and knowledge of George and the Arawasi archives, I felt I had enough data to build something that at least resembled a Nell. Used for horizontal bombing as well as torpedo attack, this twin-engine bomber was easily recognized by its cigar-shaped fuselage. In 1937, the Navy issued a specification to Mitsubishi for a replacement to the Mitsubishi G3M bomber. The Allies gave the G4M the reporting name of Betty. Nevertheless, the G4M would become the Navy’s primary land-based bomber. Although the G4M now had a more potent sting, Honjo again sacrificed crew protection to the Navy's demands for great range. After being flight tested as "Foreign Equipment Test number T2-2205" the airplane was dismembered by a cutting torch for unknown reasons. Designed to a strict specification to succeed the Mitsubishi G3M already in service, the G4M boasted very good performance and excellent range and was considered the best land-based naval bomber at the time. The G4M was similar in performance and missions to other contemporary twin-engine bombers such as the German Heinkel He 111 and the American North American B-25 Mitchell. Mitsubishi G4M The Mitsubishi G3M ( Kyūroku-shiki rikujō kōgeki-ki ( 九六式陸上攻撃機 ) : Type 96 land-based attack aircraft " Rikko "; Allied reporting name " Nell ") was a Japanese bomber and transport aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) during World War II . External differences also included increased nose glazing, flush side gun positions instead of blisters, and rounded tips of wings and tail surfaces. An electrically powered dorsal turret featuring a 20 mm (0.787 in) Type 99 cannon was introduced in place of G4M1's dorsal position with a 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 92 machine gun, total guns armed were two 20 mm (0.787 in) Type 99 cannons (one tail turret, one top turret), and four 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 92 machine guns (one nose, two waist, and one cockpit side). Initially Mitsubishi had planned to equip the machine with four engines, but the Japanese Navy opted for a twin engine version. It differed from the preceding model in having Mitsubishi MK4P "Kasei" Model 21 engines with VDM electric four-blade propellers capable of full feathering function, redesigned main wings with LB type laminar flow airfoil. Maximum speed and range were to be increased, but defensive armament was largely unchanged with 4 machine guns and a 20mm cannon in the tail. The design for the Mitsubishi G4M included a number of improvements over the predecessor type, the G3M. The Mitsubishi G4M (Allied reporting name: Betty) was a Japanese twin-engined medium bomber used during World War II. In 1937, the Navy issued a specification to … The Allies gave the G4M the reporting name of Betty. Charged by the Imperial Navy in September 1937 to develop a new, more modern twin-engine bomber, Mitsubishi was faced with challenges that pushed the limits of both speed and range. A Japanese Mitsubishi G4M twin-engine bomber opened fire on O’Hare’s fighter with it’s 7.7 mm (.303-caliber) nose-mounted machine gun. [18], Data from Airreview's Japanese Navy Aircraft in the Pacific War,[19] Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War[2], Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era, Data from Airreview's Japanese Navy Aircraft in the Pacific War,Smithsonian Institution retains the forward fuselage of a G4M3 Betty Model 34. The G4M Model 11 was prominent in attacks on Allied shipping from 1941 to early 1944, but after that it became increasingly easy prey for Allied fighters. The bomber was shot down during an aerial torpedo attack on the Allied shipping off Tulagi. Other G4Ms received field modifications, resulting in the Model 24j. [6] In the two days of the Battle of Rennell Island, 29 and 30 January 1943, 10 out of 43 G4M1s were shot down during night torpedo attacks, all by U.S. Navy anti-aircraft fire. Mitsubishi G4M. [5] On October 23, 1939, test pilot Katsuzo Shima flew the G4M prototype. Using its long range and high speed, the G4M could appear from any direction, and then it could be gone before any fighters intercepted them. The Mitsubishi G4M was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. This model carried the Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka Model 11 suicide flying bomb, beginning on 21 March 1945, with disastrous results due to heavy Allied fighter opposition. This style tail cone identifies the G4M as a late production Model 11. Modification of G4M Tail Turret. The first G4M prototype left the factory in September 1939 and made the trek to Kagamigahara Airfield since Mitsubishi's Nagoya plant had no company airstrip. The Allied reporting name was "Betty".[2]. It is the most widely produced and most famous bomber operated by the Japanese during World War II and it served in nearly all battles during the Pacific War. About 70 Japanese aviators, including Lieutenant Commander Higai, were killed during that battle. The first of the four G4M2 prototypes flew in December 1942 (Mitsubishi Navy Type 1 Attack Bomber Model 22). [5], When used for medium- to high-altitude bombing against stationary land targets like supply depots, seaports or airfields, it was much harder to intercept. Powerplant: Two 1,530 hp Mitsubishi MK4A Kasei 11 fourteen-cylinder air-cooled radials rated at 1,530 hp for take-off, 1,410 hp at 2000 m and 1,340 hp at 4,000 m, driving three-blade … Initially Mitsubishi had planned to equip the machine with four engines, but the Japanese Navy opted for a twin engine version. These major improvements also made it possible for the G4M2 to carry more powerful bombs; one 1,055 kg (2,326 lb) Navy Type 91 Kai-7 aerial torpedo or one 800 kg (1,800 lb) bomb or two 500 kg (1,100 lb) bombs or one 800 kg (1,800 lb) Type 3 No. In 1937, the Imperial Japanese Navy was looking to replace the G3M twin-engine bomber/transport which had just been placed in service. The Mitsubishi G4M (long designation: Mitsubishi Navy Type 1 attack bomber: 一式陸上攻撃機, 一式陸攻 Isshiki rikujō kōgeki ki, Isshikirikkō) was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II.The Allies gave the G4M the reporting name Betty.Japanese Navy pilots called it "葉巻" "hamaki" ("cigar"), due to its cylindrical shape. Only two months later, the Navy issued a specification to Mitsubishi for a NELL replacement. Although the G4M now had a more potent sting, Honjo again sacrificed crew protection to the Navy's demands for great range. The Mitsubishi G4M was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. Serial no. Resembling as it did a G4M Betty which had been put on a slimming diet, the Japanese Army’s Ki-67 Hiryu (Flying Dragon) was nevertheless the best Japanese twin-engined bomber of the Pacific War. The Mitsubishi G3M & G4M v2.0.3 / 01 oct 20 / greg goebel * Before World War II, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) acquired an elegant twin-engine bomber, the Mitsubishi "G3M", which was built in large quantities. Nighttime lights, 4. Country of Origin. [3] The G4M was officially adopted on 2 April 1941 but the aforementioned problems would prove to be a severe drawback, often suffering heavy losses; Allied fighter pilots nicknamed the G4M "The Flying Lighter" as it was extremely prone to ignition after a few hits. Clouds, 8. Mitsubishi’s G4M bomber went by many names, but perhaps the most appropriate would have been “flaming coffin.” We called her Betty. For example, after the attack of the 751 Kōkūtai (air group) on the USS Chicago during the Battle of Rennell Island, three out of four surviving aircraft (of the original eleven) returned despite flying with only one engine. Likely based in Oppama Air Field near Yokosuka, Japan there is no recorded tail number. It had exceptional range and high-speed at the time of its introduction. [citation needed] The pilots of the Imperial Japanese Navy called the G4M the "hamaki" ("cigar"), however this was due to its shape. The Allies usually gave Japanese fighters and floatplanes "male" names, while giving "female" names to bombers and reconnaissance aircraft. Initially Mitsubishi had planned to equip the machine with four engines, but the Japanese Navy opted for a twin engine version. The G4M2 redesign failed to shore up the G4Ms vulnerability to weapons fire. The Mitsubishi G4M (long designation: Mitsubishi Navy Type 1 attack bomber: 一式陸上攻撃機, 一式陸攻 Isshiki rikujō kōgeki ki, Isshikirikkō) was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II.The Allies gave the G4M the reporting name Betty.Japanese Navy pilots called it Hamaki (葉巻, "cigar", lit. He omitted armour plate. The Mitsubishi G4M was a twin-engine, land-based medium bomber formerly manufactured by the Mitsubishi Aircraft Company, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. The bomber crews were from the Kanoya Air Group (later 751 Ku), Genzan Air Group (later 753 Ku), and the Mihoro Air Group (later 701 Ku), trained in torpedo attacks at an altitude of less than 10 metres (30 ft), and in long-range over-ocean navigation, so they could attack naval targets moving quickly at sea. An electrically powered dorsal turret featuring a 20 mm (0.787 in) Type 99 cannon was introduced in place of G4M1's dorsal position with a 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 92 machine gun, total guns armed were two 20 mm (0.787 in) Type 99 cannons (one tail turret, one top turret), and four 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 92 machine guns (one nose, two waist, and one cockpit side). Years in Service. [5], The first G4M prototype left Mitsubishi's Nagoya plant in September 1939 disassembled and loaded, The first G4M prototype left Mitsubishi's Nagoya plant in September 1939, The first G4M prototype left Mitsubishi's Nagoya plant in September 1939 disassembled and loaded in five ox-drawn farm carts to Kagamigahara airfield 48 kilometres (30 mi) to the north. (U.S. Navy) Like most of Imperial Japan's aircraft in the early stages of World War 2, the Mitsubishi G4M (codenamed "Betty" by the Allies) was a potent performer in operation as a twin-engined, land-based naval medium-class bomber. The Mitsubishi G4M was the main twin-engined, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. Floating Japanese G4M1 bomber off Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942 as seen from the destroyer USS Ellet. These did not come into general use until mid-1943. He omitted armour plate. [2] This was achieved by its structural lightness and an almost total lack of protection for the crew, with no armor plating or self-sealing fuel tanks. The Mitsubishi G4M was a twin-engine, land-based medium bomber formerly manufactured by the Mitsubishi Aircraft Company, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. In 1937, the Navy issued a specification to … Because of the Washington Naval Agreement, Japan was far behind in fleet construction. The Mitsubishi G4M was a Japanese two-engine long-range bomber of the Second World War. twin-engine medium bomber. The Mitsubishi G4M Betty was designed for maximum speed and range, but survivability was the tradeoff. Mitsubishi’s G4M bomber went by many names, but perhaps the most appropriate would have been “flaming coffin.” We called her Betty. It more than rose to the challenge and produced what was then considered the best land-based naval bomber in the world. The G4M2 entered service in mid-1943. G4Ms later made many attacks against Allied ships and also land targets during the six-month-long Guadalcanal Campaign (in the Solomon Islands) in late 1942. The G4M was first used in combat on 13 September 1940 in Mainland China, when 27 "Bettys" and Mitsubishi C5Ms of 1st Rengo Kōkūtai (a mixed force including elements of the Kanoya and Kizarazu Kōkūtai) departed from Taipei, Omura, and Jeju City to attack Hankow. The G4M did not have a twin tail, but the rest of the fuselage seems to be a close match. [5] Only two months later the Japanese Navy issued specifications to Mitsubishi. One special ground-strike version used in the Giretsu missions was a Ki-67 I with three remote-control 20 mm cannons angled at 30° for firing toward the ground, a 20 mm cannon in the tail, 13.2 mm (.51 in) machine guns in … Sometimes, assuming they did not catch fire after being hit in the wings by flak from the ground or by machine gun bullets from enemy fighters, G4Ms also proved to be able to remain airborne despite being badly damaged. The Mitsubishi G4M (long designation: Mitsubishi Navy Type 1 attack bomber: 一式陸上攻撃機, 一式陸攻 Isshiki rikujō kōgeki ki, Isshikirikkō) was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. Kernan returned fire with the TBF’s turret-mounted .50-caliber machine gun. Perhaps the most famous and familiar of all Japanese bombers to participate in World War II was Mitsubishi's G4M Type 1 Navy Attack Bomber. The Mitsubishi G4M was the main twin-engined, . Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion. [4] Of the 2400 G4Ms produced, no intact aircraft have survived. It was powered by two Mitsubishi Kasei 11 engines which gave it a top speed of 426 km/h. Japanese air attacks on the Mariana Islands, The first of the four G4M2 prototypes flew in December 1942 (, Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft designations (short system), Imperial Japanese Navy official aircraft names, World War II Allied reporting names for Japanese aircraft, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mitsubishi_G4M&oldid=971795373, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles needing additional references from January 2013, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2019, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from August 2013. The G3M was famous for taking part, along with the more advanced Mitsubishi G4M "Betty", in the sinking of two British capital ships on 10 December 1941. This vehicle is more dangerous the longer it stays in game- this is because, whilst it's armament of 4 x 250 kg bombs is a small one for its BR and rank, it can destroy most targets that it will encounter with these bombs, so more bombing runs make it … [3] The G4M was officially adopted on 2 April 1941 but the aforementioned problems would prove to be a severe drawback, often suffering heavy losses; Allied fighter pilots nicknamed the G4M "The Flying Lighter" as it was extremely prone to ignition after a few hits. Several other locations display pieces of G4Ms including the restored fuselage of a G4M2 is on display at the Kawaguchiko Motor Museum in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. And now this one which has been on my to-do list for a few decades. 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