B-25 Mitchell: 78 years since first flight (August 1940)

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA). First flight: August 19th, 1940.

The design was named in honor of Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. Used by many Allied air forces, the B-25 served in every theater of World War II and after the war ended many remained in service, operating across four decades. Produced in numerous variants, nearly 10,000 Mitchells rolled from NAA factories. These included a few limited models, such as the United States Marine Corps' PBJ-1 patrol bomber and the United States Army Air Forces' F-10 reconnaissance aircraft and AT-24 trainers.

Airfix released a new tool kit in 1/72nd scale in 2018 (the best in the market - you can see it here). In 1/48th scale there are the Academy, Italeri (Accurate Miniatures) and the old Monogram kit still available. And HK Models' kit in 1/32 scale!

More about the original B-25 here

Labros Lykogiannis built the 1/72 scale new tool Airfix kit and the article will appear soon here!