Tuesday, May 03, 2005

B-25 Mitchell

Since Carl did such a good job on his war post, I figure I could keep the theme going with a plane of the day. Back in February I went to Fantasy of Flight outside of Orlando. Many wonderfully restored planes are here including this beautiful B-25 bomber (click any photo for a larger version). It was used in all theaters for all kinds of missions. My favorite use is "skip bombing", detailed here. The photo of the 500 lb. bomb in midair is incredible. Much more information on the B-25 can be found here, here, here, here and don't forget to read about the incredible Doolittle raid here. Posted by Hello

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