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

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


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.

Product details

Published Apr 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 112
ISBN 9781841760827
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 87 b/w; 39 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 22
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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