G4M Betty – Warbird Wednesday Episode #83

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Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, we’re visiting a rare Japanese aircraft, the G4M Betty. This medium land-based bomber was fast and maneuverable with a stinger in the tail. Betty was the name given to this aircraft by the Allies during WWII, but they also nicknamed it “Zippo”, meaning the flying lighter, because it was so prone to igniting after being hit by fighter aircraft.