North American B-25 Mitchell

B-25s in low level attack on Japanese ships B-25H with 75mm nose cannon early B-25J with glass nose
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The B-25 was a very versatile medium bomber that was used on all fronts. An example of its versatility can be seen in its use by Jimmy Doolittle, who led a raiding group of B-25s off of the deck of the carrier Hornet to bomb the Japanese home islands in April 1942. Armament continually changed during the evolution of the B-25, from the B model with a glass nose and a single fifty caliber machine gun, to the G model that carried a 75mm cannon in the nose, to the later version of the J model that had a solid nose with eight .50 calibers, fuselage blisters with four more forward-firing .50s, and six more .50s in other fuselage positions. The USAAF was not the only service to use the B-25. Over 700 Mitchells were delivered to the U.S. Navy and Marines, under the designation PBJ.   Many Allied nations also used the B-25, some continuing in use until the 1960's.

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(updated February 2009)

North American B-25 Mitchell

Type:           five-seat medium bomber
Crew:           5
Armament:       two to eighteen .50 cal machine guns
                up to 3,000 lbs. of bombs

B-Model Specifications:
        Length:         52' 11" (16.13 m)
        Height:         15' 9" (4.80 m)
        Wingspan:       67' 7" (20.60 m)
        Gross Weight:   28460 lb

B-Model Propulsion:
        No. of Engines: 2
        Powerplant:     Wright R-2600
        Horsepower:     1700 each

B-Model Performance:
        Range:          1200 miles (1932 km)
        Cruise Speed:   230 mph (370 km/h)
        Max Speed:      275 mph (442 km/h)
        Ceiling:        25000 ft (7619.6 m)
D-Model Specifications:
        Length:         52' 11" (16.13 m)
        Height:         16' 4" (4.98 m)
        Wingspan:       67' 7' (20.42 m)
        Wing area:      610.5 sq. ft (56.67 sq. m)
        Empty Weight:   19480 lb (8834 kg)
        Gross Weight:   34999 lb (15873kg)
        Max Weight:     35000 lb (15873kg)

D-Model Propulsion:
        No. of Engines: 2
        Powerplant:     Wright R-2600-13
        Horsepower:     1700 each

D-Model Performance:
        Range:          1350 miles (2173 km)
        Max Speed:      272 mph (438 km/h)
        Ceiling:        24200. ft (7375.80 m)
J-Model Specifications:
        Length:         52'11" (16.13 m)
        Wingspan:       67' 7" (20.59 m)

J-Model Propulsion:
        No. of Engines: 2
        Powerplant:     Wright Cyclone R-2600-29As
        Horsepower:     1700 each

J-Model Performance:
        Max Speed:      272 mph (438 km/h)


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