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Old November 14th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #41

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This is a B-25 Mitchell, I think it's a "G" model, flying at a 2007 air show...

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The nose of an "H" model Mitchell sporting the 75mm cannon. The Japanese definitely did not like seeing this one coming at them.

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All of the well known planes are beautiful to me, including the ones from early in the war that had their struggles.

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This is a B-25 Mitchell, I think it's a "G" model, flying at a 2007 air show...

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yikes. It helps to post the picture, dummy.

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The nose of an "H" model Mitchell sporting the 75mm cannon. The Japanese definitely did not like seeing this one coming at them.
I have read that when that 75 mm cannon was fired there was a sensation in the plane that they had stopped in mid-air.

I do love the tales of the B-25. I got to see one at a Keesler Air Force Base airshow last year. I especially remember reading about how they managed to skip bombs into the side of Japanese ships.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #45

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I have read that when that 75 mm cannon was fired there was a sensation in the plane that they had stopped in mid-air.

I do love the tales of the B-25. I got to see one at a Keesler Air Force Base airshow last year. I especially remember reading about how they managed to skip bombs into the side of Japanese ships.
Yep... skip bombing and para-bombs were favored by Mitchell squadrons in the Pacific. In 1943 this showed up trying to stop them...

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It's the Kawanishi N1K-2 land based interceptor used by the Japanese Navy. Look familiar?
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Yep... skip bombing and para-bombs were favored by Mitchell squadrons in the Pacific. In 1943 this showed up trying to stop them...

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It's the Kawanishi N1K-2 land based interceptor used by the Japanese Navy. Look familiar?
It looks a bit like the P-47 I think.

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PLEEEASE, George! Identify the Lockheed P-38!

One of THE bad-ass long range fighters of WW II (and IMHO, of all time).
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I have read that when that 75 mm cannon was fired there was a sensation in the plane that they had stopped in mid-air.

I do love the tales of the B-25. I got to see one at a Keesler Air Force Base airshow last year. I especially remember reading about how they managed to skip bombs into the side of Japanese ships.
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spitfire!!!
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