B-25 Compass Swinging Rose

Illustration of the compass swinging procedure for the B-25, from: Erection and Maintenance Instructions for the B-25H-1-NA Medium Bombardment Airplanes, NA-5785, Auguest 1943.

B-25 Compass Swinging Rose.

Compass Swinging Rose.

 

The Doolittle Raid

Old U.S. Air Force video of the WWII Doolittle Raid in April 1942, when B-25 Mitchell bombers took off from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet to attack the Japanese islands.


 

B-25 Mitchell Emergency Exits

Emergency Exits and Movement of Flight Personnel for the B-25 Mitchell.

Source: B-25 Mitchell Pilot’s Manual.
 

EagleCals Covers the B-25J Strafer and He 219

Recent decal releases from EagleCals cover the B-25J Strafer and He 219.

B-25J 345th BG Air ApachesEC#145-32 and EC#145-48
B-25J 345th BG Air Apaches: “Fatso” B-25J-22; “199” B-25J-11; and “Betty’s Dream” B-25J-32.
He 219 UhuEC#147-32 and EC#147-48
He 219s: He 219 A-0 G9+FK flown by night Ace Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow; He 219 A-2 D5+BL, W.Nr. 290126; and He 219 A-7 W.Nr. 390193.
 

Big 1/32nd Scale B-25J Mitchell

Coming soon from HK Models — a huge 1/32-scale B-25J Mitchell “The Strafer”. “Strafer” is the second B-25 release from HK Models and depicts the solid nose version armed with eight .50 cal machine guns.

B-25J Mitchell, The Strafer, HK Models 1/32nd Scale
 

Kitsworld B-25 Decals

Kitsworld has announced the January 2011 release of several new 1/32nd scale B-25 Mitchell decal sheets.

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B-25 “Hardships 2nd”

B-25 Mitchell “Hardships 2nd” photographed at Clark Field in the Philippines near the end of WWII. Hardships’ nose art features the mascots of all four squadrons of the 38th BG: the 71st, 405th, 822nd, and 823rd.

B-25 Mitchell -- Hardships 2nd -- WW2 Nose Art

U.S. Air Force Photo