B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo"
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 9.4 inches
The B-25 Mitchell is actually an offshoot of the earlier XB-21 concept plane that was developed by North American Aviation during the mid-1930s. The first prototype, called the NA-40, bore considerable similarities with the XB-21 during the early stages. But re-modifications, which included a new engine (the Wright R-2600 radial engine), soon distinguished the plane from its predecessor and created the B-25 look. The plane gained attention when it was submitted to the US Army Air Corps in 1939 to be evaluated as an attack bomber. After seeing pleasant results, the NA-40 was approved and ordered into production as the North American B-25. Production officially began in 1942 with the most units coming from Kansas City. Production was sped up due to the impeding war; thus no experimental versions or units were built. All B-25 Mitchell bombers that were created went straight to the military. Any changes or possible upgrades were done on-the-spot with the hope that the plane would not suddenly explode during modification.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!