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How to Fly the B-25
(1944, Black & White, 21:47)
Is that Tom Clancy at the controls in this film? Named after Billy Mitchell, the controversial pioneer of heavy bombing, this is the plane that Jimmy Doolittle chose to fly off the deck of carrier Hornet for the dramatic raid on Tokyo. Extremely versatile, the '25 was the US's most produced medium bomber, fighting in all theaters and exported to virtually all Allied air forces. An effective level bomber, it could also be equipped with a multitude of additional machine guns, rockets, and even a 75mm canon, for low level ground attack.

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Performance charts, cockpit photos, systems diagrams and more. These are images excerpts from an original B-25 pilot's manual.
North American B-25H
Vital Statistics

Type:Five Seat Medium Day Bomber

Powerplant: Two 1,700 hp (1268-kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2600-13 radial piston engines


Maximum Speed: 275mph (443km/h) at 13,000 ft (3960m)

Climb to 15,000 ft(4750m): 19 minutes

Service Ceiling: 23,800 ft (6400m)

Range: 1,350 miles (2173 km)


Empty: 19,975 lb (9061 kg)

Max Take-off: 36,047lb (9061 kg)


Span: 67 ft 7 in (20.6m)

Length: 51 ft 0 in (15.54m)

Height: 15 ft 9 in (4.8m)

Wing Area: 610 sq ft (56.67m2)


Canon: 1 X 75mm T13E1 gun with 21 shells mounted in nose

Machine guns12 X 0.5 (12.7mm)

Bomb Load: 3,000lb (1361 kg)

Rockets: up to 8 x 5 in (12.7mm)

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-Photo of a 75mm equipped North American B-25G Michell bomber, 48th Bomb Squadron on the Island of Apamama in World War 2 taken from the video "Winged Artillery."
A scene from "Winged Artillery"
You have your own high quality, full screen digital copy of
"How to Fly the B-25." It's featured on
North American B-25 Mitchells Go to War DVD
along with
* Air Operations Lae-Salamaua (1944. B&W) See spectacular in cockpit views of B-25 Mitchell medium bomber making strafing runs on Japanese bases at tree top level as well as some of the first ever "on the deck" tail gunner views of delayed action and "para frag" bombs dropping & exploding right behind the hedge hopping Mitchells.
* Winged Artillery (1944 color) Nine 75mm canon firing B-25Gs of the 48th Bomb Squadron, 7AAF, based on Apamama in the Gilbert Islands, conduct a hair raising tree top level strike on the Japanese air base on Mille. Features amazingly well preserved color footage of base construction and daily life on Apamma and Tarawa.
* Medium Bombardment & Attack featuring the B-25 New addition! (1945, B&W) This fascinating film was made to indoctrinate B-25 & A-20 squadrons transitioning from Europe to the Pacific, with a focus on the B-25. Covers operating in the tropics, squadron staff duties, planning missions, converting B-25s for low level ground attack and tactics for land & sea attacks “on the deck.” Some great footage of extremely low level operations!
* 94 page North American B-25 pilot's manual with detailed photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures & more
Bomber Collection-
And if you're a B-25 fan don't miss the exciting documentaries Bombers Over North Africa and Doolittle Strikes Japan! on our
U.S. Bombers Go to War DVD
Be sure to check out these other superb documentaries
"Target For Today," "Combat America,"
and "U.S. Bombers Go To War."\