The Mitsubishi Jukogyo company began producing the Mitsubishi G3M2 bomber for the Japanese Air Force in 1934. It had a maximum speed of 232 mph (373 km) and had a range of 1,930 miles (2,722 km). It was 53 ft 11 in (16.45 m) long with a wingspan of 82 ft (25 m). The aircraft was armed with a 20 mm cannon, four machine-guns and could carry 1,764 lb (800 kg) of bombs.
During the Second World War the Mitsubishi Jukogyo company produced 1,048 of these aircraft and remained a front-line bomber until 1943.