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Franklin Mint Armour Collection B11C979
North American B-25C Mitchell Diecast Model
USAAF 17th BG Tokyo Raiders, "Ruptured Duck", Ted Lawson, USS Hornet, April 18th 1942

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
North American B-25C Mitchell   13.25"   17"

The North American B-25 Mitchell (NA-62) was an American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, as well as many other air forces after the war ended, and saw service across four decades. The B-25 was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. The B-25 is the only American military aircraft named after a specific person. By the end of its production, nearly 10,000 B-25s in numerous models had been built. These included a few limited variations, such as the US Navy's PBJ-1 patrol bomber and the Army Air Forces' F-10 photo reconnaissance aircraft.

North American B-25C 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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The Franklin Mint's 1:48 scale B-25s are especially large, weighing in at almost five pounds. This series spans the full history of the B-25, from the early B and C models—featuring large greenhouse birdcage nose canopies with a variety of machine gun configurations—to the later D, H and J models, which featured a nose section armed with a multitude of weapons configurations. The most notable feature of the Franklin Mint's B-25 is the vast variety of defensive and offensive gun emplacements found in each release, such as different tail gunner configurations, top turret positions and waist gunner positions.

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Franklin Mint Armour Collection

The Franklin Mint "Armour Collection" range presents diecast detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. Armour Collection diecast airplanes from The Franklin Mint require no glueing or painting. Each model is an instant display piece or diorama centerpiece straight from the box. Made from diecast metal and plastic components, the die cast airplanes in the Franklin Mint's Armour Collection are 100% true to scale.

Franklin Mint "Armour Collection" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Detailed cockpit interiors.
  • No pilot figures.
  • Sturdy fixed metal landing gear for static display.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside.

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