North American B-25H 'Mitchell'

This aircraft is currently in storage.


Length:   51'
Height:   15' 9"
Wingspan:   67' 7"
Empty Weight:   19,600 lbs.
Gross Weight:   33,500 lbs.
Cruise Speed:   248 mph
Maximum Speed:   275 mph
Range:   1,350 mi.
Service Ceiling:   24,800'
Powerplant:   2 X Wright R-2600-13 Turbo-supercharged Radial
Year:   1943
Serial No.:   43-4999
Registration:   N3970C
Location:   Storage Hangar

The North American B-25 was one of the most outstanding bombers used during World War II. The "Mitchell" served on every front, with the U.S. Army Air Force, U.S. Navy and the Air Forces of many major powers, including England, France, China and the Soviet Union (Lend Lease)

It is perhaps the most famous as the aircraft used by Jimmy Doolittle for the first raid over Tokyo. During the war it was used as a low and medium level bomber, anti-submarine patrol plane, and staff transport.

The "H" model has the distinction of being the most heavily armed aircraft used by the allies in WWII. It had a 75 mm cannon in the nose, eight forward firing .50 caliber machine guns, and six other .50 caliber machine guns in the dorsal, waist and tail turrets.

Nearly 11,000 Mitchells were built between 1940 and 1945. The last B-25 in U.S. Air Force service was retired in 1960.

Please contact if you have any information or comments on, or recollections of the North American B-25.

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