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B-25J Mitchell Specifications

Powerplant:

  • Two Wright R-2600 Double Cyclone fourteen cylinder, air-cooled radials, rated at 1700 hp each for takeoff and 1500 hp at 2400 rpm.

Performance:

  • Maximum speed - 275 mph at 15,000 feet.
  • Cruising speed - 230 mph
  • Initial climb rate - 1110 feet per minute
  • Service ceiling - 24,000 feet

Range with 3,200 lbs of bombs - 1,275 miles

Ferry range - 2,700 miles

Dimensions:

  • Wingspan - 67 ft. 6.7 inches
  • Length - 53 ft. 5.75 inches (bomber version)
  • Height -16 ft. 4.2 inches
  • Wing area - 610 square feet

Weights:

  • Empty weight - 21,100 lbs.
  • Normal loaded weight - 33,000 lbs.
  • Gross weight - 35,000 lbs.
  • Maximum overload weight - 41,800 lbs.

Fuel Capacity:

  • Four fuel tanks in the inner wing panels - 670 US gallons
  • Auxiliary tanks in the outboard wing panels - 304 US gallons

Normal total fuel load - 974 US gallons

Additional tanks that were used for various missions

  • Bomb bay tank - 515 US gallons
  • Tank on top of the bomb bay (self sealing) - 215 US gallons
  • Tanks in the side waist gunner positions - 125 US gallons
  • Metal bomb bay tank (droppable) - 335 US gallons

Armament:

Medium Bomber Version -

  • One (1) .50 caliber machine gun in the nose (flexible mount) (300 rounds)
  • One (1) .50 caliber machine gun in the nose (fixed mount)(300 rounds)
  • Two (2) .50 caliber machine guns in the nose B-25J-20 model

Gunship Version -

  • Eight (8) .50 caliber machine gun in the nose (400 rounds per gun)

All Versions -

  • 50 caliber machine guns blisters (400 rpg) - Two each on the left and right sides of the fuselage, beneath the cockpit
  • Two (2) .50 caliber machine guns top turret (600 rpg)
  • Two (2) .50 caliber machine gun waist position (200 rpg)
  • Two .50 caliber machine guns in the tail turret (600 rpg)

Bomb Load and other armament:

  • Normal bomb load  - 3,000 lbs.
  • Maximum bomb load - 4,000 lbs.
  • 5-inch high velocity aircraft rockets (HVARS) - 8 on under wing racks
  • Aerial torpedo or glide torpedo - 1 under the bomb bay



Line Drawing of the B-25J Mitchell
Courtesy: www.the-blueprints.com. Used by permission.

 


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