FRANKLIN MINT B-25J "RUSSELL'S RAIDERS" 1:48 MIB
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Sold Date: 06/16/2011
Channel: Online Auction
FRANKLIN MINTArmour Collection
Bristling with eleven 50 caliber machine guns, plus hot Jane Russell nose art, this medium bomber had a lot of
North American B-25J Mitchell
"Russell's Raiders" United States Army Air Force, Scion Switzerland 1945 Condition: Plane is mint in Box. Box is mint . Comes with white shipping carton and certificate of authenticity. Wingspan: 17 inches ~ Length: 13.25 inches Scale: 1:48 Franklin Mint Model #B11E346
This plane is armed with eleven .50 caliber Machine Guns, has fantastic Jane Russell nose art,
and is the most impressive looking B-25 we've ever seen.
The History Behind the Plane
Built by North American, with no previous experience on multi-engined aircraft, the B-25 Mitchell proved to be one of the most versatile combat aircraft to see action in World War II. So impressed with what they saw on the drawing board, the US Army Air Corps ordered 184 aircraft -- to be designated the B-25.
Christened the Mitchell after maverick army bomber proponent William 'Billy' Mitchell, the bomber fought not only with the USAAF in the Pacific, European, and Mediterranean theaters, but also with US Navy/Marine Corps, British, Dutch and Australian units. By war's end, the veteran Mitchell had outlasted its rivals from Douglas and Martin to become the most prolific American medium bomber of the conflict. Today some 34 remain airworthy across the globe.This particular B-25J bomber was flown by the Jet Alpine Fighters based at Sion, Switzerland and bears the nose art logo "Russell's Raiders", named after former movie star Jane Russell.
The Franklin Mint is famous for crafting beautiful collectibles and this B-25 is no exception. Since Franklin Mint stopped making these large scale die cast models, the price has skyrocketed. These rare war birds are likely to be $1000 or more within a few years. Some are bringing $700 already.Unlike other sellers, we show you the exact model you are buying. Each one is inspected, and we use super-sized, high resolution photos so you see every detail. Take up to 3 days to pay! We accept PayPal only. Franklin Mint Armour Collection die-cast models feature: · Metal construction with very limited plastic accent pieces. · Genuine battle day graphics and insignias · Big, 1:48 scale makes for an impressive display piece · Authentic body lines, antennas, and surface details. · Detailed cockpit interiors. · Sturdy fixed metal landing gear. · Authentic fixed armament. · Accurately detailed under carriage. · Certificate of Authenticity This is a BIG plane and will ship by itself to insure it's safety. We pack our Franklin Mint planes in reinforced shipping cartons so they'll arrive in perfect condition. We don't sell boxes, we sell classic aircraft in mint condition. International buyers:
We ship worldwide and encourage our friends in foreign countries to buy the Franklin Mint collectible die-cast aircraft before they are gone forever.
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