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United States' North American B-25H Mitchell bomber

Usage

In February 1944 the first 1,000 of the B-25Hs reached the Pacific.2

Specifications

  North American B-25H Mitchell
Type Bomber2, Medium bomber1,3
Crew 3 - 62, 51
Pilot, co-pilot, gunners (3)1
5 - 63
Engine (Type) 2: Wright R-2600-13 Cyclone2
2: Wright R-2600-92 Cyclone piston1,3
OR  
Cylinders Radial 141,2
Cooling Air2
HP 1,700 each1,2,3
War emergency HP 1,850 each3
Propeller blades 3 each1
Dimensions  
Span 67' 7"1,2
20.6 m1
Length 51'1,2
16.13 m1
Height 15' 9"1,2
4.98 m1
Wing area 610 ft2 1
56.67 m2 1
Weight  
Empty 19,400 lb1, 19,975 lb3
8,836 kg1, 9,061 kg3
Loaded 36,000 lb1, 36,047 lb2,3
15,876 kg1, 16,351 kg3
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed - early version 275 mph1
500 kph1
Speed @ 13,000' /
3,960 m
275 mph2
Speed - armed @ 13,125' /
4,000 m
240 mph1
438 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 23,800'1,2
7,375 m1
Range 1,350 miles2
Range with bomb load 1,300 miles1
2,200 km1
Range with 3,200 lb /
1,451 kg bomb load
 
Armament 1: 75 mm2
14: MG2
Nose 1: 75 mm cannon1,3
4: 0.5" MG3
OR Up to 16: 12.7 mm MG1
Forward fuselage 4: 0.5" MG3
Dorsal turret 2: 0.5" MG3
Ventral turret 2: 0.5" MG3
Waist positions 2: 0.5" MG3
Under wings 8: 5" rocket1,3
8: 127 mm rocket1,3
Bomb load 3,000 lb1,2, 3,200 lb3
1,360 kg1, 1,451 kg3

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, General Editor: Jim Winchester, 2004
  2. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  3. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
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