B-25G Mitchell

Aircraft: North American B-25G Mitchell 42-64754 (possibly a C converted to a G, but note the late-type exhausts), 77th Bomb Group, United States Army Air Force, Adak Island, July 1943, pilot unknown.

Reference: Cloe, J.H. 1992. The Aleutian Warriors: A History of the 11th Air Force & Fleet Air Wing 4. Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. and Anchorage Chapter, Air Force Association.

Kit: Accurate Miniatures #3432, 1/48.

Accessories/modifications: Eduard etched brass engine and cockpit detail, Scale Aircraft Conversions landing gear, True Details wheels&tires, cowlings opened 2 mm, astrodome height sanded down by about 40%, antenna masts fabricated from styrene card.

Paint: Tamiya acrylic, Alclad Aluminum II, weathering by oil wash and silver Prismacolor pencil, Testor's Dullcoat from spray can.

Decals: from the kit, Techmod numbers.

Issues: Yellow number on the forward fuselage? Another photo taken at Elmendorf shows a B-25G with the large yellow 54 on the side of the fuslage - presumably of this aircraft. Kit armored panel beside cockpit is of wildly exaggerated thickness.


B-25G '54' at Elmendorf, winter 1943.


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