From: Chehalis, WA
I've never tried producing, nor even seen mention on the forums of the Japanese G5N Liz. According to the specs, it has very good range and top-notch payload...as far as Japanese bombers go at least.
Is this plane worth pursuing? What has happened when you've tried? The only downside I can think of is the drain on engines (it takes 4) and the supplies needed to convert factories.
It can be worth pursuing but understand that it is only slightly better than the G4M series in regards to protection. Unlike the allied 4Es, you cannot send these out to bomb land targets unescorted so this will limit its range to that of your available fighters. Use them only in areas where you have air superiority. Even then, they will take heavy losses if enemy fighters get through to them.
Also remember, this plane is expensive for Japan to build. It takes twice as many engines. You can build 2 Bettys or 2 Francis' bombers when available for every Liz. I much prefer the Francis over the Liz despite its more limited bomb load.
I have 4 daitais of Liz'. They enjoyed earlier success but rapid attrition forced me to withdraw them from combat. I couldn't keep up with the losses.
Ret Navy AWCS (1972-1998)
VP-5, Jacksonville, Fl 1973-78
ASW Ops Center, Rota, Spain 1978-81
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Patrol Wing 10, Mt View, CA 1987-90
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