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B-25 Mitchell Bomber (sort of)
Please, no bad comments because I didn't put the landing gear in the front. Well anyways, this is my version of the WWII Mitchell Bomber. Of coarse, the B-29 Superfortress dropped the atomic bombs over Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The Doolittle Raiders flew B-25Bs on their famous mission, where brave pilots bombed Tokyo, and took off from an aircraft carrier.
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Some Variants-
B-25
The first version of the B-25 delivered. No prototypes were ordered. The first nine aircraft were built with constant dihedral angle. Due to low stability, the wing was redesigned so that the dihedral was eliminated on the outboard section.
B-25A
Version of the B-25 modified to make it combat ready; additions included self-sealing fuel tanks, crew armor, and an improved tail gunner station. No changes were made in the armament. Re-designated obsolete in 1942.
B-25B
Rear turret deleted; manned dorsal and remotely-operated ventral turrets added, each with a pair of .50-caliber machine guns. The ventral turret was retractable, but the increased drag still reduced the cruise speed by 30 mph (48 km/h). 23 were delivered to the RAF as the Mitchell Mk I.
B-25C
Improved version of the B-25B: powerplants upgraded from Wright R-2600-9 radials to R-2600-13s; de-icing and anti-icing equipment added; the navigator received a sighting blister; nose armament was increased to two .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns, one fixed and one flexible. The B-25C model was the first mass-produced B-25 version; it was also used in the United Kingdom (as the Mitchell II), in Canada, the China, the Netherlands, and the Soviet Union. First mass-produced B-25 model.
ZB-25C
B-25D
Identical to the B-25C, the only difference was that the B-25D was made in Kansas City, Kansas, whereas the B-25C was made in Inglewood, California. First flew on 3 January 1942.
XB-25E
Single B-25C modified to test de-icing and anti-icing equipment that circulated exhaust from the engines in chambers in the leading and trailing edges and empennage. The aircraft was tested for almost two years, beginning in 1942; while the system proved extremely effective, no production models were built that used it prior to the end of World War II. Many prop aircraft today use the XB-25E system.
ZXB-25E
XB-25F-A
Modified B-25C that tested the use of insulated electrical de-icing coils mounted inside the wing and empennage leading edges as a de-icing system. The hot air de-icing system tested on the XB-25E was more practical.
XB-25G
Modified B-25C in which the transparent nose was replaced by a solid one carrying two fixed .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns and a 75 mm (2.95 in) M4 cannon, then the largest weapon ever carried on an American bomber.
B-25G
To satisfy the dire need for ground-attack and strafing aircraft, the B-25G was made following the success of the prototype XB-25G. The production model featured increased armour and a greater fuel supply than the XB-25G. One B-25G was passed to the British, who gave it the name Mitchell II that had been used for the B-25C.
B-25H
An improved version of the B-25G. It featured two additional fixed .50 in machine guns in the nose and four in fuselage-mounted pods; the heavy M4 cannon was replaced by a lighter 75 mm T13E1.
B-25J
The last production model of the B-25, often called a cross between the B-25C and the B-25H. It had a transparent nose, but many of the delivered aircraft were modified to have a solid nose. Most of its 1418 machine guns were forward-facing for strafing missions. 316 were delivered to the Royal Air Force as the Mitchell III.
VB-25J
A number of B-25s were converted for use as staff and VIP transports. Henry H. Arnold and Dwight D. Eisenhower both used converted B-25Js as their personal transports.































Comments

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  September 9, 2012
wow very nice work and great details... well done
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  April 19, 2011
nice. but Hiroshima was done with a b-17 super fortress
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  October 29, 2009
Hey! You didn't put the landing gear in front! No, I'm just kidding, this is a brilliant recreation, I have a scale model of one and this is very accurate.
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  August 23, 2009
could you please make a b-24 liberator? and use a picture to build apon. just some advice. and anyways, nice! not too many b-25's around mocpages.
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  April 20, 2009
Awsome aircraft, Gotta love them Bombers!!!
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  April 16, 2009
Awesome work, Billy! I simply like the way it's built. The bomb bay looks a bit primitive, though. It's kind of funny how as soon as my bomber comes up, so do a bunch more. Same thing happened with my howitzer. Hmmm...
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  April 16, 2009
That thing is sweet!
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  April 16, 2009
certenly has the look i call this pane the younger cousin of the avro lancaster
 
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