- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- No Stand
- Measures 3.25” L x 4.125” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors.
The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA). The design was named in honor of Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. Used by many Allied air forces, the B-25 served in every theater of World War II and after the war ended many remained in service, operating across four decades. Approximately 10,000 aircraft of various variants were produced. The Mitchell’s first flight was August 19, 1940 and introduced into service in 1941. The last Mitchell was retired in 1979.
This model represents the B-25 used by Lt Col J.H Doolittle and his co-pilot Lt. R. E. Cole during the first United States raid over Tokyo, Japan on April 18, 1942, It is Bureau Number (BUNO) 40-2344
This model is made by Air Force One under the brand name of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The landing gear are extended permanently.
This is a worthy addition to your diecast aircraft collection.
A B-25 taking off from USS Hornet (CV_8) for the raid.
Crew No. 1 in front of B-25#40-2344 on the deck of USS Hornet, 18 April 1942. From left to right: (front row) Lt. Col. Doolittle, pilot; Lt. Richard E. Cole,, copilot; (back row) Lt. Henry A. Potter, navigator; SSgt. Fred A. Braemer, bombardier; SSgt. Paul J. Leonard, flight engineer/gunner.