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  • Rnd 2 Grp AB - Airco DH.4, DH.9 & DH.9A (Britain) vs Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" (Japan)

    Round 2, Group AB:

    Airco DH.4, 9 & 9A (Britain; SU; USA)
    vs
    Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" (Japan)




    Candidate #6 - Airco DH.4, 9 & 9A (Britain; SU; USA)

    Service Intro - 1917
    Roles - light bomber; coastal patrol; escort; night fighter; casevac; general purpose
    Quantity Produced - 12,800 (approx.)
    User Nations - Britain, SU/Russia, USA + at least 20 other countries

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airco_DH.4
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airco_DH.9
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airco_DH.9A









    Candidate #26 - Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" (Japan)

    Service Intro - 1936
    Roles - long range medium bomber; maritime patrol; anti-shipping; transport; trainer
    Quantity Produced - 1,048
    User Nations - Japan, China, Indonesia

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G3M








    Will you vote for the DH.4/9/9A or the "Nell"?


    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!
    77
    Airco DH.4, DH.9 & DH.9A (Britain)
    63.64%
    49
    Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" (Japan)
    36.36%
    28

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by panther3485; 17 Jan 16, 02:31.
    "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.

  • #2
    What an odd pairing, chalk and cheese
    have to go with the Airco Dh family. Not only did it see service in so many conflicts but also spawned other types which basically used mainly Dh 9a wings and most of the fuselage (like the Wapiti and the Wallace)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MarkV View Post
      "What an odd pairing, chalk and cheese ... "
      Yep.
      I didn't go out of my way at all to make this pairing an odd one.
      It was more or less a case of "what possible pairings are left over" after I had made the other - more obviously matchable - pairings among the 16 aircraft in this time group.
      We have at least one or two examples in each of the (now four) groups.

      Get set for a few more in subsequent Rounds.
      Last edited by panther3485; 17 Jan 16, 05:32.
      "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
        The DH-4 was definately more influential.

        The Nell was obselete in 1939, and a death trap to boot!

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        • #5
          It is an odd pairing, but I have to go with the Airco DH. It wasn't even close.

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          • #6
            Didn't Nell's sink the Prince of Wales and the Repulse?

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            • #7
              This one seems close in terms of the multi-role spread for each type but the far greater numbers and broadness/duration of service with many nations puts this one firmly in favour of the Airco, IMO.

              DH.4, 9 & 9A for me; no real question about it.
              "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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              • #8
                Airco DH.4, DH.9 & DH.9A (Britain)

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