B- 25 Mitchell
This bomber makes a great first twin
By Rick Bell Photos by Peter Hall
Mention the B- 25 Mitchell to any warbird fan, and they will most
likely bring up the Doolittle Raid. While the attack on Tokyo on
April 18, 1942, was the most famous B- 25 mission, North American
Aviation’s brilliant bomber played a much larger part in WW II.
Designed as a medium bomber to operate from altitudes between
8,000 and 12,000 feet, the B- 25 was powered by two 1,700hp Wright
R-2600 engines and it served in every theater of WW II. The aircraft
performed well and had a formidable array of firepower.