Top List Mitsubishi G4M1 Bomber “Betty” model kits

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Top List Mitsubishi G4M1 Bomber “Betty” model kits

 

Mitsubishi bomber Betty mode kit 1/72 scale

Mitsubishi bomber Betty mode kit 1/72 scale

 

 

The Mitsubishi G4M was one of the most famous land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. She received the code name Betty from the Allies. Japanese Navy pilots called it Hamaki  because of its elongated shape, similar to a cigar. The G4M had very good performance, especially range. however, this was achieved in part because of its light weight, result of almost total lack of protection for its crew, with no armor plating or self-sealing fuel tanks. This was a problem that showed up during the entire Pacific War

 Mitsubishi G4M1 Bomber “Betty” 1/144 Scale

 

The Japanese built more of the Type 1 Attack bomber (allied code named Betty) than any other bomber duringWorldWar II. From the first day of war until after the surrender, Betty bombers saw service throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Betty Bomber from Minicraft returns and features markings representing the Imperial Japanese Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft. Paint colors needed: Flat Black-Gray, Aluminum, Pale Green-Gray, Gunmetal, Weathered Black, Japanese Navy Earth Brown, Japanese Navy Black Green, Japanese Navy Sky Gray, and White.

The G4M1 was one of the best medium bombers used by Japanese forces during World War 2. This aircraft combined high speed and long-range and was used by both Army and Naval Air Force units of Imperial Japan. This 1/144 plastic assembly kit builds into a model with 7” wingspan. Position-able landing gear. Building option include in-flight or with landing gear deployed “on the ground”. Decal options for 2 aircraft, IJA 1941 and armistice aircraft 1945. Illustrated instructions. Skill level 2 kit.

 

Hellcat Vs Betty Bomber Legends of the Sky By Lindberg 1:72

 

 

G4-M2E Type 1 Attack Bomber Betty Model 24 1/72

 

 

1/72 Mitsubishi G4M2E Type 1 Attack Bomber Betty

 

  • Hasegawa 64728 1/72 Mitsubishi G4M2E Type 1 Attack Bomber Betty, 64728
  • Features: • Highly detailed plastic pieces • Limited edition • Detailed cockpit • Waterslide decals • Illustrated instructions
  • Includes: • One plastic model
  • Specs: • Scale: 1:72 • Length: 10.74″ (273mm) • Wingspan: 13.62″ (346mm

 

G4M3 Betty Bomber Model Airplane Scale: 1/48

The G4M was designed for a long range and high speed at the time of its introduction. Several weight-saving measures were incorporated into the design, such as dispensing with self-sealing fuel tanks, which started nicknames such as “the one-shot lighter”, “the flying Zippo” and “the flying cigar” because of their tendency to explode or catch on fire from any slight damage to the fuel tank wings after being hit by aerial machine gun fire or ground antiaircraft fire. The G4M was used for low-altitude torpedo attacks on shipping in which their performance advantages were negated, and the G4M was frequently shot down by antiaircraft artillery fire, and even by small arms. The G4M’s relatively large size made it an easy gunnery target, and the predictable approach path required for a torpedo run made for a generally easy interception by Allied fighter aircraft. This specific G4M is a G4M3, which is a redesigned G4M2 with added self-sealing fuel tanks, improved armor protection, redesigned wings and an entirely new tail gunner’s compartment. The G4M3 entered production in October 1944.

 

1/72 Scale Japanese WW II Mitsubishi G4M2 Betty Bomber-Hasegawa

 

 


Mitsubishi Type 1 Rikko ‘Betty’ Units of World War 2

 

The most produced Japanese bomber of the World War II (1939-1945), the G4M saw action on every front from the first day of the Pacific conflict through to VJ-Day. The ‘Betty’s’ very long range made it a key weapon during the opening year of the war. However, to achieve this, the aircraft was built with very little protective armour for its crew or fuel tanks, and Allied pilots soon exposed its extreme vulnerability. In the first in a series of volumes examining the key Japanese aircraft of WW2, Dr Osamu Tagaya details the G4M’s extensive combat history, and lists all the units which operated the bomber.


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