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North American B-25 Mitchell: books - history and technology

A book on the North American B-25 Mitchell? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of North American bombers.

North American B-25 Mitchell - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Flying Arsenal

William Wolf presents a comprehensive, meticulously researched volume describing the celebrated World War II B-25 Mitchell. The reader is given an inclusive description and appraisal of the bomber's development, testing, manufacture; and then every aspect of the aircraft, its equipment, and crew is described and illustrated in comprehensive detail. Since the Mitchell was renowned for its combat versatility its armament and ordnance are described and depicted at length.

This book is truly the "Ultimate Look" at the B-25 and a must for the World War II aviation enthusiast, historian, and modeler.

Author:William Wolf
Specs:336 pages, 29 x 22.5 x 4.3 cm / 11.4 x 8.9 x 1.69 in, hardback
Illustrations:over 500 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2008)
EAN:9780764329302
Book: North American B-25 Mitchell - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Flying Arsenal

North American B-25 Mitchell - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to Flying Arsenal

Language: English

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North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

In April of 1942, sixteen American bombers raided Tokyo, Japan. The planes were land-based B-25 Mitchells, audaciously launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, and led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle.
The attack caused little actual damage, but dealt a serious blow to Japanese morale. More importantly, it gave hope to an American public still reeling from Pearl Harbor.

Manufactured by North American Aviation, the B-25 saw service in every theater of WWII. It carried a crew of six, and could loft a maximum load of 6,000 pounds of bombs. Originally printed by North American and the USAAF, this handbook was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.

Author:United States Army Air Force
Specs:180 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Periscope Film (USA, 2007)
Series:Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions
EAN:9781430321989
Book: North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber

Language: English

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B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO (Osprey)

From November 1942 through to May 1945, the backbone of the USAAF's medium bomber force was provided by the clutch of bomb groups equipped with the B-25 Mitchell. First seeing action in North Africa in the wake of Operation Torch, and in the Battle of El Alamein, the 'bombing twin' proved to be one of the most successful allied combat types in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations (MTO).
The first of four volumes planned for the Combat Aircraft series on the Mitchell, this title includes first-hand accounts, 30 colour profiles and more than 100 colour and black and white photographs of the B-25 in the MTO.

Contents: The Twelfth Air Force - 12th Airforce B-25 Mitchell Units in the MTO - The 12th Bomb Group (Medium) - The Earthquakers - The 310th Group (Medium) - The 319th Group (Medium) - The 321st Group (Medium) - The 340th Group (Medium) - Appendices - Colour Plates Commentary.

Author:Steve Pace
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 19 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2002)
Series:Combat Aircraft (32)
EAN:9781841762845
Book: B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO (Osprey)

B-25 Mitchell Units of the MTO

Language: English

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B-25 Mitchell Units of the CBI (Osprey)

Flying from and between bases in China and India, the B-25s bombed every type of Japanese target during World War 2 in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, ultimately dropping more bombs than their larger four-engined B-24 Liberator brethren.

Mitchell bombers took on the task of disrupting the flow of Japanese supplies to the frontlines at medium ranges, bombing supply centers, railway depots, and bridges. It was in this last capacity that the B-25 established a unique role as a "bridge-buster." This provided significant support for the British Fourteenth Army as they advanced into Burma.

Fully illustrated with detailed cutaway artwork, this book tells the important, yet forgotten story of B-25 operations in the CBI Theater and the important role that this aircraft played on the road to victory.

Table of Contents:
- Early Operations 1942-43
- India Air Task Force to Strategic Air Force
- Fourteenth Air Force
- The Re-conquest of Burma
- Victory in China
- Appendices
- Colour Plates Commentary
- Index

Author:Edward M. Young, Mark Postlethwaite, Jim Laurier
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs, drawings in colour
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2018)
Series:Combat Aircraft (126)
EAN:9781472820365
Book: B-25 Mitchell Units of the CBI (Osprey)

B-25 Mitchell Units of the CBI

Language: English

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The B-45 Tornado - An Operational History of the First American Jet Bomber

The North American B-45 Tornado was America's first jet bomber and was used in a number of vital missions for nearly a decade. Drawing from declassified secret documents, this history explains the bomber's use in strategic reconnaissance and atomic-weapon strike missions from its 1944 development to its role in the Cold War.
The book includes numerous photographs and more than 100 interviews with pilots, navigators, and ground personnel.

Author:John C. Fredriksen
Specs:272 pages, 25 x 17.5 x 2 cm / 9.8 x 6.9 x 0.79 in, paperback
Illustrations:68 b&w photographs
Publisher:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2009)
EAN:9780786442782
Book: The B-45 Tornado - An Operational History of the First American Jet Bomber

The B-45 Tornado - An Operational History of the First American Jet Bomber

Language: English

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