FCM 72051: B-25B/J Mitchell parte 1

Units: See review




Scott Van Aken

The B-25 Mitchell was a type that was provided to a number of Allied air forces during and after WWII. Brazil was one nation that received quite a few of them and operated them, mostly in a trainer/transport role, well into the 1960s and early 1970s. In fact, I would bet that a number of warbird B-25s are ex-Brazilian planes.

This particular sheet covers nine examples, with a few B-25Bs and the rest B-25Js. In their later life, all armament was removed and in the case of turrets, that are was plated over. THe conversion itself is fairly easy to make though one will have to source additional ADF antennas for some options. The aircraft are either in OD over Neutral Grey, unpainted metal, or white over a light grey. All of the instructions are in Portuguese, though the colors are also provided with an FS 595 reference number. In terms of kits there are a lot of them out there, but most will gravitate to the Airfix kit, which can be backdated to a B-25B or the Hasegawa kit for the J.

There are enough stencils and walk areas for one plane. The decals themselves are superbly printed by Serigraf.

March 2024

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