1/48 Accurate Miniatures B-25C Mitchell

by Mark L. Rossmann



The B-25C was manufactured at the Inglewood North American plant with deliveries beginning in January of 1942.  “C” and “D” variants were the same, the dash numbers and letter designating the place of manufacture.   

Autopilot, R-2600-13 Holly Carb engines, de-icer system, 24 volt electrical system, larger wing tanks and removable bomb bay tank became standard features. The bomb bay was enlarged; fittings to carry underwing bombs, and short belly torpedo were included.  .50 caliber nose gun replaced the previous .30 caliber, also adding an astrodome for the navigator to take star/sun fixes.  

167 “C” and “D” models went to the British as “Mitchell II’s”, 162 to the Netherlands, 4 to Canada and 29 to Brazil.

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After locating the Albatros “Dragons and tigers and girls..oh my!” 4years ago, I decided it was time to build some of them.  

This is aircraft #1 on the sheet and is a B-25C-5-NA (s/n 42-53451) of the 310th BG / 428th BS M.T.O. located in 1943 Tunisia. Noted are the yellow horizontal bands on the tail, these were adopted in April of 1943. This aircraft does carry the lower turret which was deleted from later “C” and “D” versions. It was noted that the periscope finder was useless to track enemy fighters, it just made the gunners dizzy.  

The P-51 is “Mah Sweet Eva Lee” from the 154th recon squadron, also in Tunisia.  

Information from decal sheet, Squadron Signal Publications #34, Instruction sheet and Osprey’s B25 Mitchell Units of the MTO.

Mark L. Rossmann

Photos and text © by Mark L. Rossmann