North American B-25 Mitchell Walk Around Part VI

Photographs taken at the Tri-State Warbird Museum, Batavia, Ohio

Part VII here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2022/01/30/b-25-mitchell-walk-around-part-vii/

15 thoughts on “North American B-25 Mitchell Walk Around Part VI

    1. That is a problem, and why I took the picture showing the escape hatch. Some of the J’s fitted nose guns and painted over the glazing, which would make correcting the hatch a bit easier. Fortunately Airfix didn’t repeat the error on their C/D kit!

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  1. What’s the painting history on that airplane? It has the markings of a 486th BS, 340th BG, 57th BW Mitchell on Corsica. The colors are right for late war (Post 1943) OD, and the “wear” is what one expects. The first 500 B-25Js were produced with OD.NG camo paint before they went to NMF in the fall of 1943.

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    1. She was in RAF markings at one point, the paint now is still what was worn during the filming of Catch 22. The thing that is unusual is the paint is “weathered” for the film, complete with painted on “chipping” and exhaust stains.

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  2. You know, I don’t care much for the movie, but it is what it is. However . . . . that first 20 minutes or so. . . that whole take off scene. OH MY WORD!!!! Worth the price of admission. We will never, ever see another movie with that many warbirds taking off en-masse like that again. Radial-engined orgasmic delight!

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  3. LOL! Glad to know I’m not the only one that enjoys that. I have sat still on he tarmac on flight sims just to play with the engine/engines. I[ve got a 400w surround-sound system hooked to my PC, and as I stick my head in and out of the cockpit, or turn my head (I am using TrackIR) the sound changes/shifts. 🙂

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