Toys and Models B-25B Mitchell as flown by Jimmy Doolittle - Handcrafted Display ModelDiecast : Prebuilt Military : Military Planes
- For Ages: 14+
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $142.97
Item Description• Wingspan: 19.75"
• Length: 15.75"
The B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. The B-25 first gained fame as the bomber used in the 18 April 1942 Doolittle Raid, in which 16 B-25Bs led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan, four months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The mission gave a much-needed lift in spirits to the Americans, and alarmed the Japanese who had believed their home islands were inviolable by enemy forces. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, as well as many other air forces after the war ended, and saw service across four decades.
This specific B-25 is painted as Jimmy Doolittle's plane. Jimmy Doolittle led the The Doolittle Raid, which was one of the most daring raids on the empire of Japan during World War II. This attack, America’s first retaliatory strike, would be so decisive that it would ultimately lead to the turning point of the war by provoking the Japanese counter attack and defeat at Midway in June of that same year.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
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