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B-25B Mitchell Model, USAAF, Doolittle Raid - Air Force 1 0111


B-25B Mitchell Model, USAAF, Doolittle Raid - Air Force 1 0111 - click to enlarge
B-25B Mitchell Model, USAAF, Doolittle Raid - Air Force 1 0111 - click to enlarge


Item No. AF1-0111
$79.95
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Air Force 1 Model Company Diecast Model

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”

1:72 Scale.  Length: 8.75".  Wingspan: 11.25"



Shortly after Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, a plan was devised to strike back. On April 18, 1942, in what became known as the “Doolittle Raid”, 16 B-25B Mitchell bombers, led by Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, were flown off the aircraft carrier USS Hornet close to Japan, bombed Tokyo and then continued on to China. Low on fuel, fifteen of the bombers subsequently crash landed en-route to recovery fields in eastern China while one landed intact in Siberia where its five-man crew was interned and the bomber confiscated. Of the 80 aircrew, 69 survived their 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 gun turret
  • Accurately reproduced engines
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Fixed position landing gear
  • Metal display stand



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    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14


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