North American Mitchell

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North American Mitchell

Overview

Overview

The B-25 Mitchell was a highly successful, American-designed, medium bomber of World War II. The type was widely exported and six Royal Air Force squadrons in the 2ndTactical Air Force flew B-25 Mitchells in various theatres of operation. Many Royal Canadian Air Force officer and men were attached to the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) units that operated the type.  Following the war, the Mitchell was then supplied in quantity to Royal Canadian Air Force Auxiliary Squadrons along with various other units. It was used primarily as a pilot, navigational or radar trainer and also as a high-speed transport until its retirement in the spring of 1962. 

Designation  
Model Number B-25B, D, J
Marks Mk I, II, III
Role Bomber
Taken on strength 1942
Struck off strength 1962
Number 164
Service RCAF

Source: Canadian Combat and Support Aircraft: A Military Compendium by T.F.J. Leversedge © 2007. Translated and reproduced with permission of the author.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

 

Designation  
Model Number B-25B, D, J
Marks Mk I, II, III
Role Bomber
Taken on strength 1942
Struck off strength 1962
Number 164
Service RCAF
Crew / passengers Two pilots and up to three additional crew depending on mission
Powerplant Two 1,700 horsepower Wright Cyclone R-2600-13 radial engines
Maximum speed 272 MPR (438 km/hr)
Cruising speed 230 MPR (370 kilometres per hour)
Service ceiling 24,200 ft (7,380 m)
Range 1,350 mi (2,173 km)
Empty weight 19,418 lbs (8,808 kg)
Gross weight 35,000 lbs (15,876 kg)
Span 67 ft 7 in (20.60 m)
Length 52 ft 11 in (16.13 m)
Height 16 ft 4 in (4.98 m)
Wing area 610 ft2 (56.67 m2)
Armament Provision for eight 0.5 in (12.7 mm) machine guns and 3,000 lbs (1,361 kg) of bombs
Cost Unknown

Source: Canadian Combat and Support Aircraft: A Military Compendium by T.F.J. Leversedge © 2007. Translated and reproduced with permission of the author.

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