Armour Collection B11B317 USAAF North American B-25D Mitchell Medium Bomber - "Tondelayo", 500th Bombardment Squadron "Rough Raiders", 345th Bombardment Group, Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1943 (1:48 Scale)
"In the future, war will be waged essentially against the unarmed populations of the cities and great industrial centers."
- Italian General Giulio Douhet
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 USAAC ordered 184 aircraft -- to be designated the B-25 -- before metal had even been cut on a revised design.
Christened the Mitchell after maverick army bomber proponent William 'Billy' Mitchell, the bomber fought not only with the USAAF in the Pacific and ETO/MTO, 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 1:48 scale replica of a B-25 bomber was flown by members of the 500th Bombardment Squadron, 345th Bombardment Group who were based in New Guinea in 1944. Sold Out!
Wingspan: 17 inches
Length: 13.2 inches