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North American B-25 Mitchell


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The B-25 was built in greater numbers than any other U.S. twin-engine bomber.  The only airplane in the USAAF inventory capable of performing the carrier-launched bombing mission against Japan, it became famous overnight when Lt Col James Doolittle's Raiders hit Tokyo on April 18, 1942.

The B-25 was named in honor of Brig Gen Billy Mitchell who had been a vigorous proponent of airpower in the 1920's.

     
Specifications (B-25J)

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Type: Bomber
Engines: two 1,700 hp (1268 kW) Wright R-2600-92 Cyclones
B-25: U.S. Army Air Force bomber
F-10: U.S. Army Air Force photo reconnaissance version
PBJ: U.S. Navy patrol-bomber
     

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North American B-25 Mitchell
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