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NORTH AMERICAN B-25J "MITCHELL"

The B-25 was THE model medium-sized bomber of the Allied Forces during WW II. From 1940 to 1945, they built more than 11,000 planes of this type and used them throughout all war zones worldwide.

The B-25 exhibited at AIRPOWER16, however, has never dropped a bomb. It was built in Kansas City in 1945 and has never seen deployment in war. Instead it was used as an electronic test platform by the US Air Force. Via an aircraft cemetery, a fire fighting company and an aviation club, the Mitchell finally found its way to the Flying Bulls in 1995 and was overhauled during some 20,000 working hours.

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Facts & Figures

Manufacturer North American Aviation Inc. / USA
Wingspan 20.60 m
Length 16.30 m
Height 5.00 m
Max. weight 11,800 kg
Max. speed 580 km/h
Cruising speed 400 km/h
Service ceiling 7,375 m
Crew/passengers 2
Power plant 2x Wright Cyclone R 2600
Power 2 x 1,700 HP
Display Flying