B-25 weapons thread

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  1. Micdrow

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    #1 Micdrow, Dec 8, 2007
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    B-25Ha.JPG Scan0001.jpg B-25H ammo bin.JPG B-25a.JPG Sorry guys some where while merging the thread I accidently deleted or lost the data in the transfer. I am currently rebuilding the info on it. Luckly I know what most of the stuff is since most of it I posted.

    Again I apology's for those that did post here for the lost link. Sorry about that. :oops:

    As a bonus I plan on adding a bunch of more things not seen to the link since this is what I am currently researching on. Also as a bonus this will also remove all the duplicate postings of the B-25 75mm cannon posting of which we had 3 that I new of.

    2nd pictures is from the magazine Warbird Digest, issue 7 2006 by Lou Fulgaro from the inside of Barbie III.

    Bottom picture is with the 75mm cannon removed and a pair of 50 cal machine guns added.
     

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    #2 Micdrow, Dec 8, 2007
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    B-25J.JPG bomb.JPG Bomb layout of a B-25J
     
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    #3 Micdrow, Dec 8, 2007
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    B-25 weapons blister.JPG pic.JPG Drawings and pictures of B-25 fuselage weapons blister. Bottom picture from squadron in detail series by squadron signal books.
     
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    #4 Micdrow, Dec 8, 2007
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    Nose configuration.JPG B-25H.JPG nose.JPG nose 1.JPG glass nose.JPG panchito.JPG B.JPG Some different pictures of the configuration of the nose of B-25's. First pictures is from the B-25 book squadron signal walk around. Second to last picture is a B-25 with the glass nose twin pack installed.
     
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    #5 Micdrow, Dec 8, 2007
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    B-25H and J.JPG Waist gunners postions.
     

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    #6 Micdrow, Dec 8, 2007
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    tail 1.JPG tail.JPG These two pictures are from squadron signal B-25 walk around.
     
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    top turrent.JPG Picture of a top turrent.
     
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    Ok, For the most part every thing is back and then some except the video of the 75mm cannon firing. If some one can repost that. Many thanks.
     
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    OUT-F***ING-STANDING!!!

    Great stuff-thanks.


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    Your welcome :lol:
     
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    Yes! Great Post!!
     
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    Thanks, its really quiet amazing how many modifications that where done on this aircraft. Seems like a ton of field and factory modifications.
     
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    Looking for an original or replica of an underwing bomb rack for a B-25J. Can anyone help? Price, or can I take dimensions and photos of one?
    thanks
     
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    #15 Micdrow, Dec 10, 2007
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    B-25J.JPG
    I dont know of any off hand out in the public. I do have this picture of one though from the book North American B-25 by Warbird Tech Series. Curious though are you restoring a B-25? Reason I ask is because I ran across this artile while researching the B-25.

    The eighth and last B-25 was the NAA Model NA-108 produced as the B-25J all of which were built at the Kansas City plant. The B-25Js, or NAA Model NA-108s, were essentially B-25Hs with (1) a greenhouse nose with one fixed and one flexible 50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine gun instead of a solid nose, (2) provisions for a co-pilot and a bombardier, (3) two 50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns in blister packs on both sides of the forward fuselage, and (4) omission of the cannon and four 50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns in the nose. This model could also carry three 1,000 pound (453.6 kg) bombs instead of two; two 1,600 pounds (725.7 kg) armor piercing bombs; and provision for six 325 pound (147.4 kg) depth charges on wing racks. A total of 4,318 B-25Js were built, in addition to 72 incomplete airframes, the most of any version. These consisted of 555 B-25J-1-NCs, 320 B-25J-5-NCs, 410 B-25J-10-NCs, 400 B-25J-15-NCs, 800 B-25-20-NCs, 1,000 B-25J-25-NCs, 800 B-25J-30-NCs, and 95 B-25J-25-NCs. Major changes in the various blocks included:

    This article came from here. North American PBJ Mitchell
     
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    Any information on the ventral turrets in B-25 B, C, D models?
     
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    #17 Micdrow, Dec 18, 2007
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    b-25.JPG b-25a.JPG Heres a couple of pictures
     
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    #18 Wildcat, Dec 19, 2007
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    Mitchell II.jpg All I've got....
     
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    Beautiful stuff, thanks loads.


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