The G3M was one of the Imperial Japanese Navy AF main heavy land bombers at the start of WW2. First flown in 1935, the “Rikko” was designed with the idea of maximun posible range as a priority.To achieve such range Mitsubishi utilized Japanese proved formula: light-weight structure,weak defensive armament and lack armor/self-sealing fuel tanks.
Used with success in China prior to WW2,it was clearly obsolete by 1941 yet it was effectively used at the early part of the war….payin’ dearly until transfered to less harzardous duties.
Utterly Japanese style;a rain of death sweetened.
OK, the G3M sure has a loooong range.but,…..Manhattan?!