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B-25B Mitchell Model, USAAF, Doolittle Raid - Air Force 1 0141


B-25B Mitchell Model, USAAF, Doolittle Raid - Air Force 1 0141 - click to enlarge
B-25B Mitchell Model, USAAF, Doolittle Raid - Air Force 1 0141 - click to enlarge


Item No. AF1-0141
$15.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Temporarily out of stock


Air Force 1 Model Company Diecast Model

Smithsonian Series

North American B-25B Mitchell - #40-2344, Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, Co-Pilot Lt. Richard E. Cole, 34th BS, USAAF, April 18, 1942, “Doolittle Raid”

1:200 Scale.  Length: 3.2".  Wingspan: 4"



Shortly after Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, a plan was devised to strike back. On April 18, 1942, in what became known as the “Doolittle Raid”, sixteen USAAF B-25B Mitchell bombers, led by Lt. Col. “Jimmy” Doolittle, were flown off the carrier USS Hornet near Japan, bombed Tokyo and then continued on to China. While the damage to Tokyo was minor, the effect on morale in America was huge. Low on fuel, fifteen of the bombers crash landed en-route to recovery fields in eastern China while one landed intact in Siberia, where its crew was interned and the B-25 confiscated. Of the 80 aircrew, 69 survived the historic mission and eventually made it back to American lines.

The B-25 Mitchell was a twin-engine medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation and used by the United States and Allied air forces during World War II. It was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. First flown on August 19, 1940, the B-25 entered operational service in 1941. Nearly 10,000 B-25s were built in numerous variants.


Air Force 1 Model Company is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, pre-built, die-cast model airplanes. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. They are built using precision-made die-cast metal and plastic components.

This model of a B-25 Mitchell features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Fixed position landing gear
  • Metal display stand



  • Category: Air Force 1 Model Company


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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