HK Models 1/32 B-25J Mitchell Bomber - Strafer Ground Attack Version Kit
Item #: HKM-3201E02
Suggested Retail: $169.95
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The final version of the Mitchell, the B-25J, looked much like the earlier B, C and D, having reverted to the longer nose. 800 of this version were built with a solid nose containing eight .50 (12.7 mm) machine guns, while other J-models featured the earlier "greenhouse" style nose containing the bombardier's position. Regardless of the nose style used, all J-models also included two .50 in (12.7 mm) guns in a "fuselage package" located directly under the pilot's station, and two more such guns in an identical package just under the co-pilot's compartment. The solid-nose B-25J variant carried an impressive total of 18 .50 in (12.7 mm) guns: eight in the nose, four in under-cockpit packages, two in an upper turret, two in the waist, and a pair in the tail. No other bomber of World War II carried as many guns. However, the first 555 B-25Js (the B-25J-1-NC production block) were delivered without the fuselage package guns, because it was discovered that muzzle blast from these guns was causing severe stress in the fuselage; this problem was cured with heavier fuselage skin patches. Although later production runs returned these fuselage package guns to the aircraft, they were often removed as a field modification for the same reason.
After the successful launch of their "glass nose" B-25J Bomber, HK Models is proud to introduce the B-25J "Strafer" Ground Attack Version. As with the "glass nose" version, this new model is loaded with details that you would expect from such a large model.