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12-11-2014, 04:10 AM
Although with certain disabilities, the Mitsubishi G4M was one of the pillars of the Japanese Air Force, especially during the early years of WW2, collecting numerous victories in many bombing missions. The following link provides a full report with a lot of pictures and information about this amazing bomber. I hope you enjoy it and I count on your visit.


12-11-2014, 06:35 AM
The cross on some photographs isn't the Luftwaffe's, what is it ?

12-11-2014, 07:28 AM
Another interesting link, pampa14 - thanks (yet again) for posting.

For what it is worth - I understand that, following Japan's surrender, it was necessary for the US forces to secure that physical surrender of many, many Japanese warplanes. Given the continued fear of kamikaze diehards attacking US aircraft or other assets - or simply committing suicide - it was directed that surrendering aircraft be "de-camouflaged", that their "Hinomaru" (Rising Sun) emblems be obliterated, and that large green crosses be painted on them, as shown in some of these photos. It was usual - to avoid any possible misunderstandings - that surrendering Japanese aircraft be escorted to their point of surrender by Allied aircraft. For what it is worth. Best regards, JR.

01-08-2015, 05:42 AM
Betty was a respectable Aircraft,. so advance when it was first introduced, however due to lack of development,. it was obsolete by the mid of the war. like Zero

06-27-2015, 06:58 AM

The cross on some photographs isn't the Luftwaffe's, what is it ?

Following the surrender conditions every japanese aircraft used after surrender to demilitarise the troops had to be painted all white with green crosses over each Hinomaru and on the tail fin as seen in the pics.


tom! ;)