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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 1) A00111
North American B-25B Mitchell Diecast Model
USAAF 17th BG Tokyo Raiders, #40-2344, Jimmy Doolittle and Richard Cole, USS Hornet, Doolittle Raid, April 18th 1942

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American B-25B Mitchell   8.75"   11.25"

On April 18, 1942, 16 B-25 bombers took off from the USS Hornet, the first fully-loaded bombers ever to take off from an aircraft carrier. Conceived as a way to boost the morale of a nation still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Doolittle Raid consisted of the USAAF flying a number of B-25 Medium bombers off an aircraft carrier close to Japan, bombing Tokyo and then flying on to land in China. While material damage would be slight, the effect on morale back in America, and detrimentally in Japan, would be huge.

North American B-25B Mitchell

Originally designed as an attack bomber for export to France and the UK, the B-25 Mitchell was first flown on August 19, 1940. Rejected by the countries it was designed for in favor of the new Douglas DB-7, the B-25 later entered service with the Army Air Corps as a medium bomber. Early in its service career, the B-25 became famous for its role in the Doolittle Raid. Nearly 10,000 B-25s were built by North American Aviation, and the aircraft's service spanned four decades. Named for aviation pioneer Billy Mitchell, the B-25 is the only US military aircraft to bear the name of an individual person.

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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 1)

The Air Force 1 range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 (Series 1) diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Permanently extended landing gear with rotating wheels.

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