North American B-25D Mitchell Mk II – “Grumpy”, 98 Sqn RAF 1944 1/48 Damaged
1 in stock
1 in stock
Franklin Mint 1/48 scale B11E462: B-25D Mitchell “Grumpy” of 98 Sqn RAF during D Day 1944. Great looking model with a satisfying heavy feel. Fixed lowered undercarriage and does not come with a display stand. Box is damaged in a couple of places. Model has been on display and has some minor paint defects on the underside of the wing where it meets the fuselage. This is not obvious with the model on display.
Originally designed as an attack bomber for export to France and the UK, the B-25 Mitchell was first flown on August 19, 1940. Rejected by the countries it was designed for in favor of the new Douglas DB-7, the B-25 later entered service with the Army Air Corps as a medium bomber. Early in its service career, the B-25 became famous for its role in the Doolittle Raid. Nearly 10,000 B-25s were built by North American Aviation, and the aircraft’s service spanned four decades. Named for aviation pioneer Billy Mitchell, the B-25 is the only US military aircraft to bear the name of an individual person.