NORTH AMERICAN B-25J SANDBAR MITCHELL RECOVERY & RESTORATION
North American B-25J Specifications

During World War II, The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of the most famous medium bombers ever built. It was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. The B-25 first gained fame as the bomber used in the April 18, 1942 Doolittle Raid, in which 16 B-25’s led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan. The Mitchell also saw service in the Pacific, Italy, European Theater. At the end of its production, nearly 10,000 B-25s in numerous models were built. Today only about 40 B-25’s still fly. Sandbar Mitchell will be restored to honor the men of the 340th Bomb Group, 488th Bombardment Squadron.

Owner: Warbirds Of Glory Museum, Brighton, MI
Year Built: 1944, Kansas City, KS
Engines: (2) 1700HP Wright R-2600-29 Cyclone 14 Cylinder Radial Engines
Wing Span: 67’ 7”
Length: 53’ 6”
Height: 16’ 4”
Empty Weight: 19,500 lbs.
Max. Gross Weight: 38,000 lbs.
Bomb Load: 3,000 lbs.
Max Speed: 314 mph
Service Ceiling: 24,500 ft
Armament: Thirteen .50 caliber Browning Machine guns
Crew Members: (1) Pilot
  (2) Co-pilot
  (3) Bombardier / Navigator
  (4) Turret Gunner / Engineer
  (5) Waist Gunner / Radio Operator
  (6) Tail Gunner