Made famous in the ‘Doolittle Raid’ the B-25 saw service throughout WW2 and beyond. Construction is lightweight from balsa, spruce and ply, producing a convenient, easily transportable 50” span model
WINGSPAN: 50” (1270mm)LENGTH: 38.5” (978mm)RADIO FUNCTIONS: 3-4 Function (Throttle, Ailerons, Elevator)ELECTRIC POWER – MOTOR: Geared speed 480 or 2822 Brushless MotorESC: 2 x 18AmpBATTERY: 3S1P 2100mAh LiPo
On 6th June 2014 we’ll be commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, and here’s your chance to build a superb scale RC model of an aircraft that was heavily involved in operations that day. Another superb design by Phil Noel, this plan builds into a conveniently sized 1270mm wingspan model of the famous bomber. Lightweight construction produces a model that flies beautifully on twin electric motors.
The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of the most successful medium bombers produced during WWII, with nearly 10000 of them eventually serving with the air forces of dozens of countries. In US service it was mainly used in the Pacific and Far East to attack Japanese ground and naval units. It is famous for being the aircraft used in the retaliatory attack on the Japanese mainland launched from the carrier USS Hornet in 1942, just four months after the unprovoked Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour that brought the USA into the war. During the campaign It was developed into an extremely effective ground attack aircraft capable of sinking enemy shipping. In Europe the RAF operated nearly 900 B-25s, initially using them for strategic bombing raids in German occupied Europe, and later for close air support of allied forces during Operation Overlord – the D-Day landings. B-25s remained in service with some air forces long after the end of WWII, with the last being retired as late as the 1970’s. More than 100 aircraft survive today, with about 45 of them still airworthy.
The model is of conventional all-wood construction, but a set of moulded engine cowlings and canopies are available. A laser-cut wood-pack is available that contains most of the shaped wood parts needed such as fuselage formers and wing ribs. This saves a great deal of time in the build and ensures accuracy, but you will need to buy additional sheet and strip wood to complete the model, as well as all the hardware needed.