I was comparing the two wondering if there was a pratical reason not to keep on flying the G4N1 untill 1944 (when the second generation of Betties is scheldued to arrive).
The frances are surely faster, but their range is pretty limited.
At the same time, if range becomes a factor, why should i keep the Betty when the G3N3 is so much better in terms of range (it also has the Radar and a MAD, which helps in a multitasking effort)?
I mean, IJNAF has 3 different lines of naval LBA bombers, The Nell, The Betty and the Frances.
Would you build the three of them or you do think one of them can be eliminated?
Maybe eliminating the betty, so to have 1 production line dedicated to the long range multi role bomber, and another line dedicated to a shorter range, very fast, and only for Naval attack role?
What do you folks think?