Franklin Mint Armour Collection B-25C Mitchell Diecast Model

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  • Sold Date: Apr 24, 2013
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Franklin Mint Armour Collection B11C979
North American B-25C Mitchell Diecast Model
USAAF 17th BG Tokyo Raiders, "Ruptured Duck", Ted Lawson, USS Hornet, April 18th 1942
1:48 Scale Length Width
North American B-25C Mitchell 13.25" 17"
The North American B-25 Mitchell (NA-62) was an American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, as well as many other air forces after the war ended, and saw service across four decades. The B-25 was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. The B-25 is the only American military aircraft named after a specific person. By the end of its production, nearly 10,000 B-25s in numerous models had been built. These included a few limited variations, such as the US Navy's PBJ-1 patrol bomber and the Army Air Forces' F-10 photo reconnaissance aircraft.
North American B-25C Mitchell
Originally designed as an attack bomber for export to France and the UK, the B-25 Mitchell was first flown on August 19, 1940. Rejected by the countries it was designed for in favor of the new Douglas DB-7, the B-25 later entered service with the Army Air Corps as a medium bomber. Early in its service career, the B-25 became famous for its role in the Doolittle Raid.
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