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There is no relation here. It is simply 何機も followed by the form 〜（よ）うとする. The 何機も corresponds to the combat planes because planes are counted with 機. The 何 + counter + も pattern just means "several" or an undetermined amount of that thing. For example 食堂に生徒が何人もいます → There are several / There are a number of students in the cafeteria. So your ...
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