North American B-25 Mitchell

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General characteristics

  • Crew: six (two pilots, navigator/bombardier, turret gunner/engineer, radio operator/waist gunner, tail gunner
  • Length: 52 ft 11 in (16.1 m)
  • Wingspan: 67 ft 6 in (20.6 m)
  • Height: 17 ft 7 in (4.8 m)
  • Wing area: 610 sq ft (57 m)
  • Empty weight: 21,120 lb (9,580 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 33,510 lb (15,200 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 41,800 lb (19,000 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 Wright R-2600 "Cyclone" radials, 1,850 hp (1,380 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 275 mph (239 knots, 442 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 230 mph (200 knots, 370 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 1,350 mi (1,170 nm, 2,170 km)
  • Ferry range: 2,700 mi (2,300 nm, 4,300 km)
  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
  • Rate of climb: 790 ft/min (4 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 55 lb/sq ft (270 kg/m)
  • Power/mass: 0.110 hp/lb (182 W/kg)

Armament

8 x 12.7mm machine gun array OR 1 x 75mm cannon in forward-fixed nose assembly.

2 x 12.7mm machine guns in forward-fixed lower-left side fuselage position (beneath and behind cockpit position).
2 x 12.7mm machine gun in forward-fixed lower-right side fuselage position (beneath and behind cockpit position).
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in ventral turret (powered turrets in some models).
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in dorsal turret (powered turrets in some models).
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left waist port position.
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right waist port position.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail gun position (some models removed).
1 x Torpedo in under-fuselage arrangement (model-specific fitting).
8 x 250lb bombs on 8 external hardpoints (model-specific fitting).

Maximum internal bombload of 3,000lbs (1,361 kg).