North American B-25 Mitchell – United States Bomber


The B-25 Mitchel was a United Stated medium bomber named after Major General William “Billy” Mitchel, a military aviation pioneer. The B-25 was produced almost 10.000 times in numerous variants. The B-25 was a powerful plane especially at low altitude and was a formidable ship hunter and strafing aircraft for island warfare. In this gunship role the B-25J version got more and more forward machine guns, 8 Browning M2 .50 caliber machine guns were placed in its nose. A special version even housed 18 .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns in total. 8 guns in the nose, 4 in the flank-mounts near the cockpit, two in the dorsal turret, one in each flank turret and two in the Tail. 14 machine guns releasing havoc in a frontal dive attack. Some versions even carried 8 underwing missiles.

North American B-25 Mitchell - Courtesy Dunsfoldairfield and IWM

North American B-25 Mitchell – Courtesy Dunsfoldairfield and IWMThe B-25 sunk many ships and destroyed lots of Japanese communications and infrastructure object like railroads and bridges in Bruma, India, China etc.

The B-25 on the photos is a D version. This B-25D is an old RAF plane delivered by the United States in 1944. After the Second World War it was part of the Dutch Navy and served until July 1954.

North American B-25 Mitchell - photo 2011
North American B-25 Mitchell – photo 2011
North American B-25 Mitchell - photo 2011
North American B-25 Mitchell – photo 2011
North American B-25 Mitchell - photo 2011
North American B-25 Mitchell – photo 2011
North American B-25 Mitchell - photo 2011
North American B-25 Mitchell – photo 2011

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