One of the best WWII model planes to buy is the B-25 Mitchell. This unique aircraft was used in all facets of the World War II. The B-25 was a versatile medium range bomber that was used heavily during the war. The B-25 Mitchell was used by Jimmy Doolittle, who led a group of B-25 bombers on a bombing run of the Japanese Islands. The B-25s were flown off the Hornet carrier which shows how versatile the plane was. The B-25 had a glass nose and was equipped with a single 50 caliber machine gun. The United States was not the only country to use the B-25 during the war. Many Allied Nations used the B-25 for various reasons during the war and the planes were even used after the war ended. (Article continued below)
Skill Level 1 models of this vintage airplane are in stock at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL. Note: Shipping prices are for continental US only. Please call (727) 539-8371 ext. 110 or email Kathy@armedforcesmuseum if you would like a quote to ship outside the United States.
Model Specifications for the B-25 Mitchell:
- Scale: 1:72
- Length of this model: 8 ½” (Approximate)
- Wingspan: 12” (Approximate)
- Warning: This model of the B25 Mitchell is not recommended for children under the age of 3 (or any child prone to swallowing small parts.
- The B25 Mitchell E-Z Build™ model comes complete with everything you need for assembly. The kit also includes a display stand for collecting or viewing.
- Note: This model is not intended as a toy.
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The B-25 Mitchell carried a crew of 5 and was mainly used for medium bombing runs. The WWII aircraft could hold up to 3,000 lbs. of bombs. These are just a few reasons why the B-25 was one of the most effective U.S. planes during WWII.
Mitchell B-25 Specifications:
Length: 52′ 11″ (16.13 m)
Height: 15′ 9″ (4.80 m)
Wingspan: 67′ 7″ (20.60 m)
Gross Weight: 28460 lb
Number of Engines: 2
Power plant: Wright R-2600
Horsepower: 1700 each
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)
If you are looking for a great WWII model plane to add to your collection make sure that you take the B-25 into consideration. These WWII planes make great collectibles and come in various scales. Custom decals are also available that make the plane come alive with added realism and detail. You can purchase a B-25 model plane pre-built or you can build one by yourself.