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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.

Specifications

  North American B-25H Mitchell
Type Bomber, Medium bomber
Crew 3 - 6, 5
Pilot, co-pilot, gunners (3)
5 - 6
Engine (Type) 2: Wright R-2600-13 Cyclone
2: Wright R-2600-92 Cyclone piston
OR  
Cylinders Radial 14
Cooling Air
HP 1,700 each
War emergency HP 1,850 each
Propeller blades 3 each
Dimensions  
Span 67' 7"
20.6 m
Length 51'
16.13 m
Height 15' 9"
4.98 m
Wing area 610 ft2
56.67 m2
Weight  
Empty 19,400 lb, 19,975 lb
8,836 kg, 9,061 kg
Loaded 36,000 lb, 36,047 lb
15,876 kg, 16,351 kg
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed - early version 275 mph
500 kph
Speed @ 13,000' /
3,960 m
275 mph
Speed - armed @ 13,125' /
4,000 m
240 mph
438 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 23,800'
7,375 m
Range 1,350 miles
Range with bomb load 1,300 miles
2,200 km
Range with 3,200 lb /
1,451 kg bomb load
 
Armament 1: 75 mm
14: MG
Nose 1: 75 mm cannon
4: 0.5" MG
OR Up to 16: 12.7 mm MG
Forward fuselage 4: 0.5" MG
Dorsal turret 2: 0.5" MG
Ventral turret 2: 0.5" MG
Waist positions 2: 0.5" MG
Under wings 8: 5" rocket
8: 127 mm rocket
Bomb load 3,000 lb, 3,200 lb
1,360 kg, 1,451 kg

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
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site