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  • Rnd 1 Grp E - Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" (Japan) vs Nakajima Ki-49 "Helen" (Japan)

    Round 1, Group E: Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" (Japan) vs Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu ("Helen") (Japan)





    Candidate #71 - Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" (Japan)

    Service Intro - 1941
    Roles - long range medium bomber; torpedo bomber/anti-shipping; transport
    Quantity Produced - 2,446
    User Nations - Japan, Indonesia, China

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G4M









    Candidate #72 - Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu "Helen" (Japan)

    Service Intro - 1941
    Roles - long range medium/heavy bomber; anti-submarine; night fighter; transport
    Quantity Produced - 819
    User Nations - Japan

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakajima_Ki-49









    Will you vote for the "Betty" or the "Helen"?


    Only one of these two candidates will make it to the next round!


    Which of them is the more significant and/or influential?


    Consider the criteria with care! You decide!
    75
    Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" (Japan)
    96.00%
    72
    Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu "Helen" (Japan)
    4.00%
    3

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by panther3485; 12 Jan 16, 01:57.
    "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
    Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

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    Two Japanese designs, one Army (Helen) and one Navy (Betty). The Betty was more significant.
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    • #3
      The Helen was arguably better in certain ways but was built in much smaller numbers and IMO had considerably less impact, so I vote Betty.
      "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
      Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

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      • #4
        Betty is my choice on significance alone.
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        • #5
          Yep..."Betty" Boo, doin' the do...
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            Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" (Japan)

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