Mitsubishi G3M2 Nell 1935

The "Nell" was introduced by the Japanese during the Japanese assault on China in 1935. It was used as a light bomber during the first half of WW-2. This scratch built replica is about 1/5.5 scale giving it a wingspan of 180". The model is powered by two EME-70's twin cylinder engines. It has a homemade retractable landing gear and is able to drop a 36" torpedo. It is a rather easy to fly twin somewhat due to having Junker's ailerons giving it good slow speed maneuverability. The plane was built in the winter of 2019-20. First flight was May 6th,2020.

Here's a great video by Rich Behrend of the Nell's 6th flight.

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