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Airfix has announced the upcoming release of a new B-25B Mitchell model kit in 1/72 scale.

The kit (A06020) is reportedly based on the new tool B-25C/D kit released last year, but will include “new decals and parts” for the B-25B, including “Hari Kari-er” which was one of the Doolittle raiders.

The kit is currently slated for release in August. Click below to check out additional images.

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Airfix has released their new tool B-25C/D Mitchell model kit in 1/72 scale.

As previously reported, the offering (A06015) serves as a 21st century upgrade to the company’s previous 1/72 B-25 (which was originally released in 1965), utilizing “the very latest design and production techniques.” The kit is touted as “a highly accurate” representation of the machine, created with the aid of original construction drawings obtained from the Smithsonian as well as data gathered from an up-close inspection of B-25D FR193 (41-30792) based at the National War and Resistance Museum in Overloon, Holland.

Special attention has been paid to accurately reproducing the type’s “distinct gull-winged appearance,” which includes “a slight anhedral being incorporated to the outer wing area from the engine nacelles outwards.” Two livery options are also included representing B-25D-15 41-30409 “Lady Jane” of the 23rd Anti-Submarine Squadron and B-25C 41-12860 “Desert Warrior” of the 12th Bombardment Group.

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Airfix has released the first build photos of their upcoming new tool B-25C/D Mitchell model kit in 1/72 scale.

As previously reported, the offering will serve as a 21st century upgrade to Airfix’s previous 1/72 B-25 (which was originally released in 1965), utilizing “the very latest design and production techniques”. The kit is touted as “a highly accurate” representation of the machine, created with the aid of original construction drawings obtained from the Smithsonian as well as data gathered from an up-close inspection of B-25D FR193 (41-30792) based at the National War and Resistance Museum in Overloon, Holland.

Special attention has been paid to accurately reproducing the type’s “distinct gull-winged appearance”, which includes “a slight anhedral being incorporated to the outer wing area from the engine nacelles outwards.”

The model made its first appearance at Telford Scale ModelWorld Show last weekend wearing the colors of 41-30409 “Lady Jane” of the 23rd Anti-submarine Squadron, 26th Anti-submarine Wing. A second livery will also be included in the kit representing 41-12860 “Desert Warrior” of the 12th Bombardment Group.

The kit is currently slated for release in December. Click below to check out additional images.

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Airfix has released new details on their upcoming 1/72 B-25C/D Mitchell model kit, including livery options, sprue photos and box art.

As previously reported, the new tool offering will serve as a 21st century upgrade to Airfix’s previous 1/72 B-25 (which was originally released in 1965), utilizing “the very latest design and production techniques”. The kit is touted as “a highly accurate” representation of the machine, created with the aid of original construction drawings obtained from the Smithsonian as well as data gathered from an up-close inspection of B-25D FR193 (41-30792) based at the National War and Resistance Museum in Overloon, Holland.

Special attention has been paid to accurately reproducing the type’s “distinct gull-winged appearance”, which includes “a slight anhedral being incorporated to the outer wing area from the engine nacelles outwards.”

Two livery options will be recreate B-25D-15 41-30409 “Lady Jane” of the 23rd Anti-Submarine Squadron and B-25C 41-12860 “Desert Warrior” of the 12th Bombardment Group. The kit is currently slated for release in November.

Click below to check out the newly released images.

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