The Daihiryu is a enemy bomber from 1942 and 1943: The Battle of Midway. It is fought as a boss in the missions 6 and 11 of 1943 and during mission 4 in 1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen. It is based on the Mitsubishi G4M bomber.
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The Mitsubishi G4M (long designation: Mitsubishi Navy Type 1 attack bomber: 一式陸上攻撃機, 一式陸攻 Isshiki rikujō kōgeki ki, Isshikirikkō) was the main twin-engine, land-based bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service in World War II. The Allies gave the G4M the reporting name Betty. Japanese Navy pilots called it "葉巻" "hamaki" ("cigar", literally "leaf roll"), due to its cylindrical shape.
The G4M had very good performance, especially range, which was achieved by its structural lightness and an almost total lack of protection for its crew, with no armor plating or self-sealing fuel tanks. These omissions proved to be its weakness when confronted with American fighter aircraft during the Pacific War.
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The Daihiryu appears during the stages as a large bomber, acting as a mini-boss of sorts. In 1943 it will always come from beneath the clouds, shooting bullets in an arc. After receiving some damage it drops for a while before coming into the playfield shortly after, doing this two times before blowing up for good.
When fought as a boss, Daihiryu will appear as a squadron of bombers, much like the ones fought during the stages, but with silver windows instead of the blue.. The squadron will fly from above and behind, so the player must pay attention constantly. Instead of actually shooting at the player, they will instead constantly release small fighters which kamikaze at the player.