1/48 Monogram B-25H Mitchell
November 24, 2013 in Aviation
After a long period of no posting it’s time to begin again. My first attempt several years ago at a twin engine model and I choose this old Monogram kit. The B-25H was the most heavily armed aircraft produced during WWII. In addition to the four 50 cal Mg’s in the nose North American included a 75mm cannon. The navigator doubled as the cannoneer to manually load this field piece. In February of 1944 the first B-25H’s were assigned to the 498th Bombardment Squardon operating in the Philippines Islands. Due to the slow firing rate of the cannon and a lack of worthwhile targets the cannon was replaced with two additional Mg’s. I replaced the kit’s cannon with aluminum tubing and added True Detail wheels. The decals are cobbled together from some spares as most the original stickers were shot. I used Testor rattle cans for the paint and hand brushed every thing else.
Currently I know of one B-25H still flying in the states as Barbie II. I’ve seen it twice and it’s stunning to view.
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